Help me find a path.

posted 2 months ago in Career
Post # 3
770 posts
Busy bee

I’m not sure how helpful this will be since I’m mostly familiar with US education, but is there an apprenticeship or technical institution you could talk to that might allow you to try various career paths as an intern or apprentice for a few weeks at a time? 

Post # 4
677 posts
Busy bee

If you love your job and the only problem is the pay, I’d look into a nursing related degree so you can make more without starting in a whole new field. I don’t know what you require in your country but in the US, there are a variety of nursing degrees, all with varying associated compensation and benefits. If you stay in your field, you’ll at least be able to say that you have experience and a degree while starting in a new field, your current experience might not be relevant upon graduation.  

Post # 6
1153 posts
Bumble bee

My best advice is to figure out what you can see yourself doing in five years, ten years, and twenty years.  Once you’ve determined the general direction, start looking into what you can do to get there.  

In the US, there is Community College that offers a two-year degree (or the equivalent number of years to get the credits) and students can take a single course a semester until they get done.  It’s not impossible once you figure out what you want to do.

Good luck

Post # 7
175 posts
Blushing bee

Look for online degrees!!

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee

You don’t need a degree to be successful. I started making clothes as a hobby and have since turned it into a full time career all without a degree of any kind. I make $70K+ a year and take months of vacation by doing what I love (I’m 25 and just do this online). Find your passion and follow it. Keep your job on the side as a padding but just go for it and put everything into it. Start painting, take classes, find your niche and sell on Etsy, sell at local craft fairs, on Facebook or just wherever you can if you love what you do so will others. 

Post # 9
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

you do not need culinary school to work in a kitchen, huge waste of money. 

but the line of work isnt for everyone. And doesnt pay great depending on where you work and what you do (at least in the US)

ive been a line cook for 6 years….. 

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