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Old 12-12-2013, 07:19 PM
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I know a couple dental hygenists...seems like a great option, 2 year/associates degree and pretty good salary, normal buisness hours. Not sure how in demand they are but there are always people needing their teeth cleaned
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Murica
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No way registered nurses will ever need doctorates.. Maybe bachelors or masters. Outside medical and law school doctorates actually keep you from getting a lot of work, at least with engineering, IT, math, and economics it does.. With a doctorate you pretty much have to make your own way and pave the way with consultant work till you have a client-base..

I have seen the popular CNA rumor. If you have bad or no credit, or any type of record, HR filters will never let you in any of this..
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice guys, I guess I just needed to hear everyone's thoughts about the whole thing. I think I will pursue the dental hygiene program at CPCC. I need a career that pays well and allows me to still have a normal life since I do have school-age kids. It's just tough starting over again at this age and even more grueling with the economy like it is. I just wish I could've made this change years ago, but you know how that goes! I guess its better late than never I suppose.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Murica
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It sound like you already have relevant and adequate work history without gaps, it should be almost effortless for you to get intro a relevant career unless you have criminal, credit, or social issues.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Thanks for the advice guys, I guess I just needed to hear everyone's thoughts about the whole thing. I think I will pursue the dental hygiene program at CPCC. I need a career that pays well and allows me to still have a normal life since I do have school-age kids. It's just tough starting over again at this age and even more grueling with the economy like it is. I just wish I could've made this change years ago, but you know how that goes! I guess its better late than never I suppose.
Look into PTA as well - more demand for it....
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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CMS is begging for quality teachers. Great place for self affirmation and a great way to show a kid the right path. Just need a college degree and take a test. Might want to invest in a Kevlar vest.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: NC
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Radiology Tech is the way to go. You can get your 4 year degree in MRI/Ultrasound or CT (I think) and I know they make more than RN's. Check into Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. They offer the 4 year degree option if you're interested.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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I'm tired of my current go-nowhere career(15 years in the health insurance field) and seriously considering changing over to something else. I was considering going back to school to become either a Dental Hygienist or X-ray/Ultrasound tech. Just don't know if these fields are worthwhile to consider as I don't know if the market is flooded. Anyone who can attest to whether or not I should or should not pursue either of these two avenues, please tell me the good and the bad . I've researched all that I can online, but would love to get input from those that are currently in those fields.
When I first thought of changing careers, I felt the same way, I did not want to spend time training for something only to find out I didn't like it or there were no jobs. So I went to the library and got a ton of books on the subject. Many had test/surveys that asked questions about your intrest, availablity for training, and current skills. Then they suggested careers that would be best suited for me. There were careers that I had not considered. They also listed my transitional skills. They even included info on the skills and training required for the position. Then I checked the want ads and the Dept of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook. This whole process really worked for me. I made the change from the hospitality industry to Collections to Healthcare Billing. Its been a fun ride discovering me and now I am diverse.
Good luck in your search.
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