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    Ok so I'm confused and I know I'm the only one who can really answer the question but I was wondering on how everyone decided what they wanted to do? I'm currently in childcare and as much as I love the kids I find the job very tiring and it's just the same thing EVERYDAY I want to be able to do something where it is helping ppl, myself and dh are on the Ivf journey so I have been putting everything on hold but after nearly 3 years of not getting pregnant I need to do something!!! I'm so confused :-( I feel like I'm wasting my time doing something I don't love!! I was looking into doing something with nutrition but all the courses are so long and I don't think there is many jobs out there, I thought about nursing but I'm not the best with blood and cuts but I would enjoy the caring sides of things! Teaching does interest me but I wonder if it only interests me because I think I would be good at it, but will it be the same thing everyday like in childcare!! Someone please help me decide!!! :-(

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    This is probably not all that helpful to you but have you looked into doing some free courses, just to test out a few areas and see what you are interested in now? Coursera have free uni subjects that you can do, try out a few perhaps and see if any suit.

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    Thanks for replying!! Um nah I haven't thought about that, what's the website? Thank u :-)

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    I am in childcare too and find it overwhelming, and very demanding as well. Why don't you use your qualifications to work with an agency that deals with people working as in home carer and you could go to the home and be a support person for them and help the workers plan the best outcomes etc for the children in their care. Good luck.

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    Thank you Sydneychick! I have been in childcare for 5 years now and I run a room and its so demanding and I'm rather over it all!! What would be the job title of what ur describing? Thank you for replying!!

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    I too would love a career change!! I have just looked up coursera, have you done any of the courses? Are they good? I have postgrad qualifications but would love to do some short courses, particularly if they are free!

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    I understand what you are going through a bit.
    I'm sort of in limbo land as to which way I want to go job wise now. I work casually in Childcare at present. I'm still happy to work with children but I don't want so much paperwork.
    I'm not sure if I want to go on and study anything. I would be interested in midwifery but health wise I don't think my body would cope having to do a full time shift. (I can't stand more than an hour at a time on my feet as I have plantar fasciitis).

    I have also thought about becoming a agent/consultant for a company ie body shop, Tupperware, just in the mean time to get some spare money.

    I have also thought about becoming a foster carer, relief to start off. That way I can still work with children but not with so many policies and procedures, and forms to fill out. I hopefully will be able to help children who need that extra love and care.

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    I'm thinking I'm going to do the nutrition course, the only thing that putting me off is its American so I hope it's the same stuff! The paperwork is one of the main reasons I'm not liking child care, it's to much!!

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    You could look into social work perhaps or psychology. They involve the caring nurturing role you seem to seek but generally don't involve direct contact with wounds


 

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