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    I studied teaching. I do love it. Don't regret it. But after my last few experiences I wished I'd continued with my Masters back in 2006.
    So now I'm finishing it with a totally different goal so it's probably wise I didn't finish it. I've often thought lately I'd like to be speech pathology or OT...but I'm studying my Masters in special education so I don't know where that will lead me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Same....I'm almost 37 and start my nursing degree in a few weeks 😢
    Oooh.... That is music to my ears @Moxy!! What did you do before? And what made you want to do nursing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Law. I always wanted to do criminal law but I went with psychology. I then did a postgrad in teaching. I love teaching but I still wish I had gone for law.
    Did you not like psychology? What made you do teaching? I'm in the opposite mind of thought where I've been teaching for 11 years and I'm thinking of studying psychology.

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    Another jaded nurse here. I enjoyed my job for a few years but it has changed a lot over the last 15yrs and I have vowed to never work on the wards again!! I'm working in travel medicine now and loving it although the pay is terrible
    If I had my time over I don't think I would have changed anything but wish I had specialised in Emergency nursing or similar earlier. Will have to wait til after the kids grown up now...

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    Wanted to only ever study Music. Did it and no regrets. My career has turned out even more rewarding than I had ever dreamt in various ways. When I was 17/18 I could have only wished to make a decent living from it....20 years later at the top of my field, travel a lot and incredibly blessed (but still a hard slog!). It was always in my life path and nothing else would have made me either happy (and the fact it was the only thing I excelled in). As age and career has developed have branched out into various fields in the industry...never a dull day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    Oooh.... That is music to my ears @Moxy!! What did you do before? And what made you want to do nursing?
    I did a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business majoring in psychology and management. Ended up working in the government sector in personal injury insurance and worked my way up from call centre to management. I actually really loved my job and resigned to be a SAHM through guilt, not because of my job IYKWIM. I used to work with people who had had careers in allied health, so physios, OTs, nurses etc and I'd always been interested in biology and anatomy. I ended up with a pretty good understanding of injury management and when I started thinking about going back to work I figured I can combine helping people with my interests in anatomy and working in the health sector. I also wanted a job where there was opportunity for progression, a broad scope and pretty much guaranteed work. And I didn't want to be back behind a desk again.

    Ideally I think I'd like to work in a rehab hospital, but I'll get through the first few weeks of uni first 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverClogs View Post
    I would have done medicine. I always wanted to be a Dr since I was old enough to know what it meant, always wanted Dr kits off santa, but my mum was not at all supportive or encouraging of education and I was not really in the environment to be that self-driven at 16/17 LOL ( left home at 16). I recently looked into again as being a nurse it is only 4 years but entry is largely dependent on your average marks in your under-grad degree and I was in a sole-destroying relationship all through uni and only managed to just pass, so short of doing another degree, getting all HD's , then passing GAMSAT and the interview , it is something I will never achieve. I really do thing that was what I was meant to do - I make a pretty good nurse though!
    Dh always wanted to be a doctor, he did another undergrad degree, got almost all HDs,passed GAMSAT and now currently doing his medicine degree. He will be 37 when he finishes. A lot of sacrifices, but he says it worth it.

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    I always wanted to be an interpreter for the deaf, I started the course when I was young but dropped out to work full time to buy a house, such a stupid decision 😏

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    Quote Originally Posted by HLE View Post
    Dh always wanted to be a doctor, he did another undergrad degree, got almost all HDs,passed GAMSAT and now currently doing his medicine degree. He will be 37 when he finishes. A lot of sacrifices, but he says it worth it.
    That inspires me. How did you manage going back to no income? We just couldn't do that now. I only work 2.5 days a week but good income so I can get away with it with the odd casual hospital shift if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverClogs View Post
    That inspires me. How did you manage going back to no income? We just couldn't do that now. I only work 2.5 days a week but good income so I can get away with it with the odd casual hospital shift if needed.
    We are doing OK. When he did his undergrad, we were living in a cheap area and we lived comfortably with austudy, parenting payment etc. Now we live in an expensive area close to uni and i am working part time only. We borrowed some money from friends and family and we don't have any extra spendings other than basics. It is hard sometimes, but all this will be over in a few years time and we will be much better off after that.


 

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