(Closed) I want to go back to school….. anyone got any advice?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You sound like me a few months ago!

A massage therapy cert. would give you the freedom to do a lot..you could work in a salon, therapy center or even start your own practice, I believe. It seems as though it could give a lot of freedom.

You could always do the massage therapy program and then in a few years if you decide you want a bachelor’s, then go for it once you know what you want to do.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A lot of job’s dont require you to have a “specific” degree. I would hold off if I were you, save and when you turn 24 you will be able to claim yourself as a dependent on the fafsa and therefore qualify for grants by yourself. IN the meantime, youll hopefully be able to save money for things that the grants wont cover. I personally would always suggest a bachelor’s degree. In the long run, its more money, puts you ahead of the line for some jobs, etc.

 

Two years ago, I was in the same position as you. I worked 1 1/2yrs and saved to put myself through school (all while living on my own) I thought I wanted to be a nurse and then three months before I started school I changed to BA. Why dont you look up jobs? Theres ever a govt. website that shows projected growth in the next few years, avg. income, what you’d be doing on a daily basis, etc. It REALLY helped me to do this. Good luck!

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Waterfall:  I think you are headed in the right direction. Massage might give you the flexibility to someday do your Bachelor’s while working, you know?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There are always many ways to upgrade from your basic massage therapy program. I would look into different specialties as a long term goal as well. ART is my favorite type of massage therapy which usualy deals mostly with athletes. My massage therapist I saw for years worked on the olympic team and with some of the best athletes out there. I think look big dont think of just working in the back of some so so salon.

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