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Old 02-07-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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I want to go back to school for Occupational Therapy. I am a Medical Records Technican. I went to school for Medical Office Assistant in 2001 and recieved my experience by on the job training. I've worked for 2 home health agency and 1 Doctor's office as a M.R. coordinator. Before that I use to be a Certified Nurse's Assistant for 4yrs till the company I work for went on strike and close down. I was unemployed, and decided to go back to school for Medical Office Assistant. I work with the Mental Challenge while attending technical school. I've been in the M.R. field for 9.5yrs but I miss working in the clinical field and helping people, but I also like the office work also(organization and detail-oriented is my speciality) I'm ready to go back to school, (my kids are older 17 and 13) my husband is very supportive with it and also I take care of my grandparents, who are 90 and 85years old. I'm wondering if I'll have time to do it all.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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You absolutely go for it. My wife did this at 38 and went for a RN degree. We discussed what we needed to do to get ready, how we were going to do it while she was in school and all the possible ways she could qualify for grants,scholarships and such. We did it and now don't regret any part of the decision.
Again don't forget to thoroughly check out the ways to finance this so you don't have a mountain of bills to repay, they are there.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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Good luck! You can do it. Make sure your supportive husband makes sure the rest of your family tries to follow his lead.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Go for it. I started last year and am 45 now!! One friend began at 40 and is now a RN 5 years later. Another friend started when she was 36 and got her batchelors by the time she was 40.

Another friend just began this semester and is 40 ; she has 3 kids, works, has a dh and home to take care of also.

go for it.

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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Thank you all for the support. I can't wait to start.
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