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Anonymous
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Hello everyone :)


I'm going anon, bc I'm embarrassed that I don't have more to say for myself (Although one day I will)

I'm 22 and pregnant with my first baby. I am a high school graduate, but have not attended college yet. I come from a crazy home life, I know that's not an excuse but life has been rough for me these last few years since graduation. 

Now, I have my own apt in my name, living with my long time boyfriend, my own car, and a full time job. I keep thinking about the future a lot. How am I gonna work, go to school, and handle a newborn? 

I KNOW it will be hard, but I'm not giving up on getting my schooling done. 

So my question is, what are some good career choices? I was thinking about going to become an LVN. That's 1.5 years of school. I would do that at Galen, which is a school that only does nursing programs. Then after that, I could become an RN.... However, it's a trade school. So I wouldn't feel like that's sufficent. Going to a regular college would make this process SO much longer, as I'd have to get my basics done and that'll take a couple years alone. 

I want to provide my future child with the best possible life I can. Not having a degree and a career is not an option for me. I'd feel like a failure. 

What would you suggest? What would you do? WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU OFFER A FIRST TIME MOTHER? 

WHAT ARE SOME LEGITAMATE QUICK CAREER CHOICES?

My head is spinning here, I'm sorry this post is all over the place. 

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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angevil53
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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Ultrasound tech radiology tech lpn rn are higher paying quicker school jobs. Don't settle for a certificate for anything. Get the degree.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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You could get a CNA and get hired at a nursing home and work towards your rn. I know some nursing homes offer to pay for school to get a person to the rn level.
mommybecky
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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I wouldn't go for an LVN or LPN. Too much school without enough money.

Radiology tech is a good choice. It's usually 2 years and then you can OJT to further your career and specialize. The pay is better than LPN, too.

I'm am X-ray tech, and I have a double registry in mammography.
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

THANK YOU. THOSE ARE GREAT SUGGESTIONS!

Quoting angevil53:

Ultrasound tech radiology tech lpn rn are higher paying quicker school jobs. Don't settle for a certificate for anything. Get the degree.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM

To become a radiology tech, I'd have to complete my basics at a community college, and that alone will take me 2 years at the least :/ 

Quoting mommybecky:

I wouldn't go for an LVN or LPN. Too much school without enough money.

Radiology tech is a good choice. It's usually 2 years and then you can OJT to further your career and specialize. The pay is better than LPN, too.

I'm am X-ray tech, and I have a double registry in mammography.


thecoffeefairy
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:38 PM
My daughter is planning on becoming a pharmacy tech. It pays 10-11 hourly in ok. Then she will earn her way up to a pharmacist while working.
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I make 10$ an hour working at a call center right now. It's not enough for me to raise a child on. I thought pharmacy techs got paid wayyyy more than that. 

Quoting thecoffeefairy:

My daughter is planning on becoming a pharmacy tech. It pays 10-11 hourly in ok. Then she will earn her way up to a pharmacist while working.


thecoffeefairy
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Not in Oklahoma. The cost of living is low but so is pay. I think most people make around 7-8 at call centers here.


Quoting Anonymous:

I make 10$ an hour working at a call center right now. It's not enough for me to raise a child on. I thought pharmacy techs got paid wayyyy more than that. 

Quoting thecoffeefairy:

My daughter is planning on becoming a pharmacy tech. It pays 10-11 hourly in ok. Then she will earn her way up to a pharmacist while working.



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mommybecky
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM
Research more schools. There are hospital programs that don't require prerequisites. They prefer them, but they aren't required.


Quoting Anonymous:

To become a radiology tech, I'd have to complete my basics at a community college, and that alone will take me 2 years at the least :/ 

Quoting mommybecky:

I wouldn't go for an LVN or LPN. Too much school without enough money.



Radiology tech is a good choice. It's usually 2 years and then you can OJT to further your career and specialize. The pay is better than LPN, too.



I'm am X-ray tech, and I have a double registry in mammography.



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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP

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