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    Default Wwyd - job/career choices

    So I have been studying a Feild of my choice full time for 2 years. I finish at the end of next year and all of a sudden and I unsure if this is the path for me. Im unsure that I want the pressures of the job, plus the work is limited and if you do get work it consists of shift work, nights etc and I will miss out on weekends with my kids, their sports etc. I don't know if i want to give that all up for a career. The option of a basic weekday loss stress job is really appealing however I have put so much hard work into this I just don't know if I should drop out or if I would regret it. What would you do?

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    I would follow through and finish. Is it a career path that can allow you to get out of shift work with a bit of extra study?

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    I would finish

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    I would also finish...

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    It's midwifery! The job prospects are very dire at the moment, with Grad spots very limited. I live very rural so it's an hours drive for me to get anywhere. I'm on call all the time and miss so much with the kids. I'm just afraid that this line of work is not for me, and whether it's worth spending so many more thousand and missing so much more stuff for the kids for a career I am not sure it worth the family sacrifices

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    I'd finish and then investigate options for career avenues using ur training.. ie lactation consultant, child and family health nurse, education, antenatal care etc. if you've already done 2 years you're pretty close to being finished.goodluck.

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    I agree with the above. You may be able to find another position with more friendly hours. Also a lot can change in a year.

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    Finish as in years to come the kids will be all grown up and you can have this degree to fall back on

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganleroy View Post
    I'd finish and then investigate options for career avenues using ur training.. ie lactation consultant, child and family health nurse, education, antenatal care etc. if you've already done 2 years you're pretty close to being finished.goodluck.
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    I did a degree with limited prospects for those just entering the profession, and with around a year to go I started to wonder if it was all worth it. With the encouragement of my husband I finished my degree, and managed to score a job. It was hard, but it was soooo worth it. I am so glad I didn't stop. I am going to do my masters in a couple of years so I can reduce my shift work load. It's really hard at the point you're at...push through. One of my motivators was that if I stopped I would be letting my kids down. After missing so much time with them I couldn't walk away with nothing to show for it except lost time. When it came to jobs, I had professional interview training and it is the best thing I ever did.
    Keep going.

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