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Old 01-31-2016, 06:51 PM
 
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Ok if you read any of my previous posts, most know that i wanna relocate from MInnesota back to the East coast. I wanna be closer to family and go back to school. I also want to change careers from help desk to healthcare. So ive been applying for jobs in hospitals mostly. Some schools as well because education is my second love. The problem is that i dont have any IT EXPERIENCE in the healthcare field. I dont have any experience working in a healthcare setting. My co worker thinks i should just get any type of job just to move back and go back to school. However, im making decent money here. So for me to quit a good paying job with benefits to take on any job. Or even a temp job would be moving backwards. But so far, jobs aren't calling me back. I only wanna do IT OR HELP DESK work in a healthcare or education setting. But im starting to wonder if i keep being stubborn. That i will blow my chance to relocate.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:20 AM
 
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You are certainly limiting your chances. How do you know you want to do IT in health care if you have never worked IT in health care? Or do you just want to work in health care? Health care is pretty broad -- what do you actually want to do?
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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You are certainly limiting your chances. How do you know you want to do IT in health care if you have never worked IT in health care? Or do you just want to work in health care? Health care is pretty broad -- what do you actually want to do?
i was thinking Pa school. I think i would like doing It in healthcare or education. im pretty certain of it.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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You want to move back vs you need to have a good job. Your first priority to is have a good job which you do now. That puts you in a tough situation. I personally would like to move the heck out of Illinois to someplace in the south or Tx but good jobs in my field are insanely hard to get and if I did I'd have to take a ridiculous pay cut and probably play around with awful temp agencies again so I say no way.

Keep trying but keep your day job and don't move without another job lined up.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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i was thinking Pa school. I think i would like doing It in healthcare or education. im pretty certain of it.
What is your undergrad degree in and what is your GPA? In short, are you a PA candidate? This would be a lot easier if you provided information up front.

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Old 02-01-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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What is your undergrad degree in and what is your GPA? In short, are you a PA candidate? This would be a lot easier if you provided information up front.
thats the problem. i dont have a degree. i dont want to go back to school without relocating first. I dont see myself staying here long term. I would rather move back east and go to school there.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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Without a degree you will need at least 6 years. PA is a MS degree with specific undergrad prerequisites typically science.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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Without a degree you will need at least 6 years. PA is a MS degree with specific undergrad prerequisites typically science.
i did 3 years of college. if some of those credits are transferrable, it will be shorter
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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i did 3 years of college. if some of those credits are transferrable, it will be shorter

True, but you are still looking at 3-4 years, and that is assuming you already have all of the prereq anatomy, bio, chem, etc.
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