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    Hi hubbers,
    A little while off but I'm wanting a career change. This may be a bit of a ramble..

    So I have a bachelor of music, graduate diploma of education (prep-7), and cert III in child care. I did all that stuff before children. I have worked as a teacher and in a child care setting.

    I'm pretty passionate about pregnancy, birth babies etc. I have thought about midwifery but with 3 kids I would probably need to be part time? What other careers could I look into? What do you think I would be good at/enjoy?

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    You have such a range of skills! Very exciting!
    Some thing I immediately thought of:
    - community services
    - social work
    - psychology
    - music therapy
    - I wouldn’t discount midwifery if you’re passionate.

    Most of what I have suggested would need some additional study but since you already have an undergrad and graduate qual you might be surprised at how little you might have to do for some.

    I’ve worked in community services since what feels like the beginning of time. I love what I do, what my organisation stands for, and the impact we make. I think if you find your passion, go for it!

    ETA some of the courses:
    Diploma of community services
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Diploma of Counselling

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    How about being Doula? And offering those additional services such as placenta encapsulation etc?

    I think @SheWarrior is one (apologies if i am wrong) and may be able to give you some good advice?

    A bit of a random one, but making hand & foot moulds and putting together with a lovely photo for newborns? Could be quite flexible for you?

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    @Mamasupial nursing is great and I’m sure midwifery is as well but the study requirements and prac placements are so full on. I also doubt you could do a grad program part time ( I think currently lots of places do 0.8fte so 32hrs a week) and there is study on top of this.

    Graduate positions are also very hard to get. Hundreds of applicants for very 15 positions at my work for the latest grad intake. Experienced nurses are in demand but that’s a couple of years post graduation. I have heard it is the same if not worse for midwifery (correct me if I’m wrong @M’LadyEm).

    Doula would be cool or maybe birth photography. What about a lactation consultant, it’s lots of study but that would be awesome especially as you’ve had issues so can empathise with others.

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    Music teacher in a primary school

    Do you play an instrument? Primary schools in my local area share specialist teachers for their bands and instrumental programs.

    Lactation consultant? I think a nursing background is needed though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-LIKE A BOSS View Post
    You have such a range of skills! Very exciting!
    Some thing I immediately thought of:
    - community services
    - social work
    - psychology
    - music therapy
    - I wouldn’t discount midwifery if you’re passionate.

    Most of what I have suggested would need some additional study but since you already have an undergrad and graduate qual you might be surprised at how little you might have to do for some.

    I’ve worked in community services since what feels like the beginning of time. I love what I do, what my organisation stands for, and the impact we make. I think if you find your passion, go for it!

    ETA some of the courses:
    Diploma of community services
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Diploma of Counselling
    What sort of things are involved in the every day job of community service and social work? As in, what would those types of jobs look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    @Mamasupial nursing is great and I’m sure midwifery is as well but the study requirements and prac placements are so full on. I also doubt you could do a grad program part time ( I think currently lots of places do 0.8fte so 32hrs a week) and there is study on top of this.

    Graduate positions are also very hard to get. Hundreds of applicants for very 15 positions at my work for the latest grad intake. Experienced nurses are in demand but that’s a couple of years post graduation. I have heard it is the same if not worse for midwifery (correct me if I’m wrong @M’LadyEm).

    Doula would be cool or maybe birth photography. What about a lactation consultant, it’s lots of study but that would be awesome especially as you’ve had issues so can empathise with others.
    I had thought of nursing but wasn't sure how likely it is to get a job after study.


    An LC could be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    Music teacher in a primary school

    Do you play an instrument? Primary schools in my local area share specialist teachers for their bands and instrumental programs.

    Lactation consultant? I think a nursing background is needed though
    I'm not really loving teaching anymore. Not a massive fan of the department anymore. And if I did music teaching I would need to be split over many schools which would be a pain. (My main instrument is the flute but I also play piano. I haven't played either in years).

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    I feel the same about the department and how so much of the focus isnt on actually teaching in a way you are passionate about. Its all programs, documenting, assessing reporting, fad courses, jargon and the bloody accreditation requirements.
    What about school librarian? Lol where I work they seem to be ble to avoid all that. Or working for a company that makes and writes educational resources like textbooks (if they still exist, who knows they might have been phased out and deemed evil in the year ive been on mat. leave.)
    Private Tutoring maybe?

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    I think you’d make a great Doula.

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