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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Going back to school

Right now I'm a work at home mom, I answer calls and process orders over  the phone. It used to be a great job, I used to make a fair wage working it, but over the past 1 to 2 years I have watched this profession go downhill. 2 years ago I was making over $1000 a month so I was very helpful in paying the bills and making the fun money for us to go on vacations or go to water parks on summer weekends. We were doing fairly well with this plan and so I continued doing it. Last year I dropped down bigtime and made 1/2 that, this year so far it's looking even worse. It's not so much that I'm putting in less hours, it's more that people aren't calling the number to order, they are instead turning to the internet to place their orders. I feel this is a dying profession and if I am to make any kind of living I really need a new job.
BUT I haven't been an employee in 10 years and even though I have worked from home the past 5 I am not highly desired in the workforce because of that simple fact.

As I was pondering these thoughts the other day while texting with a friend of mine, she mentioned that she was supposed to be studying and not goofing off. I asked her what she was studying and she explained it was a Medical Administrative Assistant course she was taking online. I talked to her about it and she explained that she was doing this online through Penn Foster and that I should look into it as well. They offer no interest payment plans so she could afford to do this on unemployment. I looked into it and it really seemed like a good plan and so after discussing it with hubby I paid the $400 to enroll and I am now officially a student taking a certification course to learn how to be a medical administrative assistant too. Basically I'll learn how to be a medical secretary but that's ok, I will be able to make more money than I am now in another years time. Yes, I will most likely have to get a job working outside the home once I finish the course, BUT I'll be making more money and Orion will be old enough that he'll be able to better deal with the changes and I'll feel better about putting him in camps and such during the summers and school vacation weeks.

Wish me luck :)

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1 comment:

~CraftyMummy2two~ said...

im so happy for you and excited :) Im hopefully going to be a student to soon lol Photography student any way lol
call me soem time I miss ya