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BigDaddy Help with ideas:What can I do for money? (32) RE: Help with ideas:What can I do for money? 03 Oct 00


Years ago I was lost because the world of work just didn't seem to fit me. I'd tried retail sales and management, real estate and some others. Was generally unhappy until I went to work (for rather low pay) at a group home for developmentally disabled adults. After initial misgivings, I found myself loving the work and the residents I worked with. Started taking classes to learn more about the population I was working with, found myself in the mental health/social work track at the local community college...transferred to a university...got a job at a private psychiatric hospital...the world of work just got better and better. Found out for me it was more a matter of what I could offer than what I could get. If this isn't your bag, there are a lot of two-year degrees these days (especially medical/technical) that will allow you to earn a decent living. Things like respiratory therapy, x-ray tech, ultrasound tech, etc. Also, these days, many report that web design and management is among the highest pay/highest job satisfaction rate. The career counseling is a great idea. I didn't discover it until I had found my way. Interestingly, my testing rated strongest in music and performing arts. second was social work. Wish I'd known about that sort of thing when I was young and confused! Anyway, we wish you well.

J.


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