I need some.
Here are my issues.
- I work full-time. I may be able to work something out with my employer or switch to part-time. Money will be tight, we are not rich but we are comfortable while both are working. Less money will cause difficulties, but I am willing to do it if in the long run I have a skillset that will serve me all my life.
- I will definitely have to take out loans for school.
- I really don’t have any ambition. I would just like to work in a company or at a job, quietly, without any dreams of being rich or being a CEO. I am willing to work hard, but I am content with small promotions and small raises.
- The biggest one, I think - I have no idea what I want to do, really. I know this is embarrassing but I never grew up with a very clear dream of “What I will do when I grow up.”
I wish when I was younger I had given college a miss and gone to a trade school. I am willing to do that now…but how do I know what careers will most likely have jobs? I am not asking for guarantees but one wants to know beforehand that you’ll have some likelihood of having a job.
I don’t want to be a nurse, that’s for sure. My mother was a nurse and I know what a terrible job it is - hard work all the time and no one appreciates you. Fine, but on top of that, it’s dirty work too.
There are jobs like electrician, plumber, and back in the office, IT and business admin…are these good jobs to follow?
How do I even begin to start? I spoke to the counselor at my local college but she was most unhelpful…really just trying to rush me in and out.
Lastly I have to admit I am a little embarrassed to ask. Isn’t everyone supposed to know what they want to do from Day 1? But I need to do something while I am still fairly young.
Please help me at least get started.