- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
Hi ladies, wondering if anyone had any insight on these particular career paths?
My now hubby has had a longward journey with schooling/career options. Due to finances he wasn’t able to finish his college degree, joined the military and obtained a bachelor’s with a political science degree.
He will be done with the military in 2 years with a GI bill which he plans to utilize in New York which is where we are from.
He had started a computer science major in college and thinks he would enjoy the independence and challenge of the work, and likes that he can take on various projects for variety and work himself up so to speak.
-However I’m worried about job security as I’m not sure if this is stable or if he will have a regular salary?
He also enjoys medicine but does not want to do the full schooling related to medical school (We are going to be 30 when he returns from the army and will try to conceive soon after), but doesn’t like how there wouldn’t be much room to advance, and since there are so many specialties in PA and requirements for each, it would be hard to get variety persay.
-I’m more worried about how much time will be spent in schooling as he has to acquire all his science pre-requesites as the ones he took back in college will have expired by the time he would apply to PA school. I know he would make a lot more money this way, but I also am wary or how much time he would be in school (I’m an optometrist and the amount of schooling was tough for me and I feel like I’d kind of be reliving this with him as a student)
Just curious if you ladies had any insight or experience into these particular careers?
I advised my husband to definitely shadow a few PAs and also to talk to some of his computer science/engineer friends but I’m not sure how close he was with them and if they can offer unbiased opinions?
He’s a smart guy and I know he’ll do great once he applies himself, but just want to make sure he picks the smarter choice as there’s not much time to beat around the bush.
As a health care professional myself, I’m torn whether its a good investment to go into medicine for him or if its a gamble to go into computer science.
Thanks in advance for any advice– thank you 🙂