What do I want to be when I grow up?
Foosters, pick my career.
Well, not really, but here's the story. I'm a 30yo laid off factory worker who has been, at the insistence of my wife, a stay at home dad for the past two and a half years. I've enjoyed the time spent with my daughter immensely. Our income has dropped enough that I now qualify for financial aid to take some classes at a local community college. One of my biggest regrets was wasting two years of college when I graduated in 1997, and giving it all up for the job that I am now laid off from. I want to finish school for my own personal reasons and for the piece of paper to hang on the wall. I still dead end when I try to pick that degree.
I hate advanced math. I am terrible at it, I don't want to have anything to do with it.
I'm well versed mechanically and a quick learner at most things hands on.
Two other things I'd rather not deal with are sales or medical fields.
This is what is offered:
* Accounting Degree
* Administrative Support Technology Degree
* American Sign Language - English Interpretation Degree
* Architecture Specialization
* Automotive Analysis and Repair Diploma
* Business Management Degree
* Computer Aided Drafting and Design Degree
* Computer Graphics and Web Design Specialization
* Early Childhood Development Specialization
* Electrical Engineering Technology Degree
* Electronics Technology Degree
* Forensic Science Degree (Been there, done that, changed majors after two semesters)
* Game Technology and Animation Specialization
* Graphic Design Communications Specialization
* Human Services Degree
* Industrial Maintenance Certificate
* Information Technology Degree
* Instrumentation and Control Automation Technology Degree
* Instrumentation and Control Automation/CAD Specialization
* IT Game Design Specialization
* IT Network and Technical Support Specialization
* Machine Shop Operations Diploma
* Machine Technology Degree
* Marketing Degree
* Medical Administrative Support Specialization
* Nursing Degree
* Paralegal Administrative Support Specialization
* Paralegal Studies
* Police Science Degree
* Practical Nursing Certificate
* Small Business Management Specialization
* Welding Certificate (Changed to this. WTF, I'd never welded in my life, two semesters and realized I didn't want to for life either. I did enjoy the machine shop and metallurgy classes though)
* Word Processing Certificate
I am leaning towards Paralegal Studies. Honestly, I may never even use any degree earned. For now, I'm stuck in my small town. My wife loves her job and won't leave her family. There isn't much doubt in my mind I'll go back to my ho hum (albeit well paying) factory job when they call (projected 2nd quarter 2011). I actually DO like the job, and the benefits for my family are unbeatable. They will work with me to finish and I might even qualify for tuition reimbursement. I can then decide if it is more beneficial to look for a job in that field. With certain degrees, I would have the opportunity to remain with my company and move into a position that utilizes the degree. Paralegal Studies is one such degree.
Am I wasting my time?