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Going back to school?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    If you were going to consider returning to school to study a trade or new career, what would you choose?

    The mortuary business is pretty reliable.
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Teaching.
     
  3. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Radiology, surgery assistant, pharmacology technician, or, maybe, nursing.

    Medical field all the way...in fact, I am giving serious thought to starting on the road to one of those beginning next month.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I would probably teach.

    I'd be a mortician for the right salary. I've already spent enough time in one dying industry.
     
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I've looked into radiology and physical therapy out of curiosity. They have outstanding projections for the next 15-20 years.

    Both also have 18 to 24-month regimens that are virtually 8-to-5 non-paid programs, to begin at an entry-level position. When would you have time to work a part-time job, study and have a family life?
     
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Before you think teaching is the answer, consider what the guy pictured below and No Child Left Behind has done to the teaching profession.

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    Pressure-cooker kindergarten

    http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2009/08/30/pressure_cooker_kindergarten/
     
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  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    My wife is a speech language pathologist. I would go into that before teaching a classroom.
     
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Depends on what area of the country you live in. Some areas just aren't hiring teachers at all.


    I've heard the Carolina area is real good for teachers right now. Great Lakes not so much.
     
  9. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    I am going to head towards and MBA. Be a PR flack, write speeches etc.

    I took an interview as a marketing copy writer once -- didn't get the job -- but for writing pamphlets for retirement packages it was like $65,000.

    And, the writing stinks on those.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    In Virginia, we are not hiring anything.

    We are doing everything we can not to lay teachers off.

    This will give you an idea.

    http://www.teachers-teachers.com/

    If you do go into the classroom, science and math are good places to start.

    PE, art, social studies, English, not so much.

    You will always have a job in special ed, but you work your ass off.
     
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I've moved three times for jobs already. Why wouldn't I move for this?

    He just asked what you WOULD do. I'm not actually doing it.

    Yet.
     
  12. Music, specifically jazz and orchestra studies
     
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