I've been sahm for 8 years. I'm 43 now and feel scared for my future job prospects. We could afford for me to study but as well as hardly any time to research career / study options I feel I frequently find road blocks when I delve further into possible options. Eg - fieldwork placements that would require me to work full time for 2 week or more with a push to place students in remote areas; no clear indication of timetables so I could plan childcare etc... I don't want to be defeatist but it feels like industry doesn't want mums who dared to take time out to look after their kids and even finding so many obstacles to studying.
Anyways I just wonder if anyone has any knowledge of areas of study that are genuinely flexible and manageable with family?? I have a degree and masters in psychology but latest is more than 10 years old so no longer any point pursuing a role in psychology (too competitive anyway).