I need to one and for all pick a career path to study in school. The counselors, when asked for this kind of feed back just give you a huge blank stare. I am willing to answer any questions you may have.
These are the factors I am working with here:
*I am getting old, so nothing that is going to take a decade.
*It needs to be financially positive, spending less for school than I will earn over the following five years.
Jobs I have hated/liked and why:
Snow Summit. First job, loved the busy rushes, and down times. Moved up quickly on the ladder due to my ability to get shit done with perfection leaps beyond what anyone else could do. Huge necessity while in a crunch.
Retail. Hated it, hated waiting for people to come in while trying to look busy. No challenge what so ever.
Hair Stylist. Had no real natural talent. I was all about theory and predictability of the desired outcome. Other girls fresh out of beauty school could school me on creativity. They developed client bases which would do their hair before buying groceries. I developed practical clientels that would cutsuch luxuries in bad economic times. As a result my career always ebbed and flowed with sucess. No stability. I hated the girls I worked with/under. Retarded, but gifted in ways I wasn't.
Medical office receptionist. Oddly enough loved this job. Reminded me of snow summit. Huge work loads, and a chance to organize under pressure. I was given freedom to rearrange systems and get them running smoother. Took perfection as a challenge. Too busy to think straight, and I was good at it. Downside was, there was no room for growth and the more I specialized in my area, the less likely they were to train me for other positions such as assistant (which they stated they would). I ended up working like a dog for very little pay, no benefits, no room for growth. The better I was at my job, the more bored the supervisor became and started micro managing, taking away individual freedom I had before while she was too busy with other stuff.
*I started taking classes for fun, but was first recomended by the counselor to go engineering. I love math, hate learning it. Specially when other people are having that ahhh moment where it clicks and I have not yet.
*Since it was supposed to be for fun I took almost every psych class my cc had to offer. I think there is one more available to me.
*Started getting serious about college and decided on pathology. Working alone in a lab with out people...just pieces of them. Sounded like a dream job but time is a factor as well as money. I took my bios and anatomy, but gave up because I was working full time (busting my ass) going to school full time at night, and realized I was neglecting tk during his youth, and exaughsting myself at the same time. Since then I have down sized considerably to make more meaningful progress, my opportunity now, but feel that 10 years is still too long to not become self sufficient again.
*I have taken my required maths and some other general courses, but not enough yet, and think I am still two semesters away from having an AS due to my not wanting to take gen requirements.
I will answer any questions you have, but am really curious about Practical options I feel good about pursuing. Right now, I am seriously clueless which way to go, or how to go about it. My family just keeps telling me to go to mcdonalds and be thankful for what I have got. :/ basically who the fuck do I think I am that I would demand or try for a real job.
Oh and options I have considered. Switching to business or going for accounting.
Thanks in advance.