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I am a 23 year old mother of
two and I have the chance to start college.
I think that this is great, except
for the fact that I don't know what to go for. My husband wants me to get
a job that will bring in about $70,000 a year. Any suggestions?
College is a looooong haul - the
older you are, the hard it
is to get through - easy when you're
a mindless kid. With
two babies - and college you'll
need a lot of support and it
doesn't sound like your husband
is too supportive.
Focusing solely on what you imagine
you'll make with
the degree is a mistake.
First, jobs may dry up before you
get it. Second, you might
not like the work and then you'll
However, the "trades" generally
pay more money and don't
require college degrees - like
electrician - which is pretty
clean work and electricity will
be around for a while - hard
to get into a woman - but very
lucerative. Also plumber -
get paid lots - BUT you tolerate
slepping around in shit and
slittering under building with
spiders on your neck - yuck!
Also, truck driver can make quite
a lot, too. Again, a
little hard to break into as a
woman . . but there are laws
that they can't keep you out.
Another, money maker is insurance
agent - tho I suspect
they'd want a few years of college
- but you call big
company - like State Farm or Firemens
- etc and tell them
that you want to get trained.
Good agents can make upwards
of $300K - and it isn't as bad
as some people think - you
are helping to set people on a
straight course - financially
for life . . . .
BUT the most important thing is
to think through your values
and what you like - these must
be the basis...... you might
do well to work with a career counselor
- contact your local
community college or adult night
school - they are usually free.
Be careful not to get hooked into
a long education plan - I doubt
that you'll get through it with
a husband under pressure and
two little kids. Think of
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