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WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE???

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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Good afternnoon everyone! I am new to this group but I have a concern that I believe someone here may be able to provide a little insightful guidance:

So, I have a bachelors degree in psychology (BA). I went back to school to do something else as a job didnt work out for me out of undergrad and I wasnt sure of what to study on the graduate level. When I went back as a post-baccalaureate I finished my pre-nursing requirements in less than a year (some of my psyc classes transfered so it was the feasible option).

At this point, I couldnt decide if I wanted to go to nursing school or graduate school-for psyc. So, I waited and started doing some volunteer work that fell in my lap (at a free health clinic). I have taken the GRE once and did not make good enough scores at all!! So, I said maybe nursing is for me not grad...

NOW, everyone is seemingly pressuring me to go to Grad school or hurry up and get into some level of higher education. I understand that my time is limited but I do not know what to do. I came to the conclusion that I dont want to be a nurse so if i went into healthcare it would have to be a higher position but what?? I dont really want to be a doctor as i am not so sure that sort of schooling is for me...I wouldnt mind getting a PhD but I am having trouble with the GRE and that has to say something about my level of knowledge/reasoning skills. I am not so sure Im smart enough to not only get into grad but finish!

My question here is what should i do? I only want healthcare as a skill, I am not sure what I want to do with psychology (some sort of counceling or maybe even research in human sexuality-no idea really...). I like foreign language but im am only okay in Spanish (I have a minor but I am NOT fluent-could speak to live abroad but not confidently). I dont know of any other interests and I dont want to waste my time and money trying to do the wrong thing. I am stuck at full hesitation AGAIN! I need help on finding the right thing to go for...what do i do with my life???? I dont have more time to waste with a toddler no car, no stable home and no decent income!

Any suggestions are much appreciated and I thank you all for your input.

by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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TS9509
by Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Have you thought of maybe doing something in the administrative area of health care?
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NS.Mom
by New Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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I havent thought of admin in that aspect. I wouldnt mind doing it but I would like something that not anyone can do. Something that doesnt make me feel like all of my schooling went to waste...

I do office management where I volunteer and while it isnt so bad, I would not want to do that for the rest of my life. I would like to have a bit more control in my say--Im not so comfortable with someone telling me what to do all day and criticizing the way i do things even if it is right.

the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Oct. 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM

School guidance counselor?  With your current degree that might be a viable option, and when your toddler is school age your schedules will be aligned...

the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Oct. 23, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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Also - I'm not sure about your area - but being bi-lingual as a guidance counselor would be a huge plus in many areas.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Oct. 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

How have you been studying for the GRE?  There are study guides and courses that may help you understand the questions better, and you will then have a better answer.

If you don't want to do graduate school, have you looked at teaching?  Many places are in need of teachers and will take a bachelor's with a teaching certificate.

calsmom62
by Silver Member on Oct. 23, 2013 at 10:23 PM
licensed social worker. mental health counselor. cognitive behavior therapist. aba specialist.
HotMama330
by Bronze Member on Oct. 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

 Have you tried talking to a career counselor?  They might be able to help narrow it down for you.

 

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NS.Mom
by New Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM
I really like this idea. It would be ideal to have a sched parallel to my son's school...n I am sure that I would have to polish my span skills A LOT to use it in any job.


Quoting the3Rs:

School guidance counselor?  With your current degree that might be a viable option, and when your toddler is school age your schedules will be aligned...


NS.Mom
by New Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Would I have to go to a college campus? If so, does it matter where? I am nt sure if I understand whether theres a diff in academic advisors o rd guidance councelor...i need a life coach :/


Quoting HotMama330:

 Have you tried talking to a career counselor?  They might be able to help narrow it down for you.


 


NS.Mom
by New Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Yes, I have been using the Kaplan book and vocab cards. last yr I used another study book that I feel was way better than this Kaplan one. I feel this book is making the math way more complex for me to work with using just technique. Also it seems to go too far on some points...i dont want to pay too much for extra courses as they get pretty pricey.

I have thought of teaching, but I dont like the idea. I would likely do something that requires more skill and offers me more satisfaction and better pay. I am not attracted to the teaching profession unless at a graduate level...i want to do more with myself than settle for teaching. Besides, I know too many teachers that arent satisfied or are still struggling...


Quoting deccaf:

How have you been studying for the GRE?  There are study guides and courses that may help you understand the questions better, and you will then have a better answer.


If you don't want to do graduate school, have you looked at teaching?  Many places are in need of teachers and will take a bachelor's with a teaching certificate.


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