I didn’t post today because I woke up with a migraine, and I hate everything. However, this afternoon a comment came through asking what we’d decided re giving advice on this here nonblog. Remember we talked a few weeks ago about exchanging advice with each other? Well, we did. Put down the bong occasionally, Snoop.
Anyway, here is her question, which has resulted in a very special late-in-the-day post…
Like so many before me, I find myself approaching 50, employed by a company with owners who have decided to retire sooner rather than later. I have “some college” (which would be so grossly outdated now) but not an official bachelor’s. I have been very fortunate to work for the last 15 years as the office manager, my duties being the typical human resources, payroll, taxpaying, full-charge bookkeeping type thing. As I am browsing around, I find many jobs that pay around $10 less an hour, or jobs that pay similar but require a degree.
My question is this:
Is there anyone who would have a suggestion for a midlife career change? Something one could get some type of certification for that doesn’t require a debt of $50k and 4 years to do so? I wonder if there are careers I’ve never even thought of. I look at the job sites daily in hopes of a “ta-da” moment, but there has been nothing of the sort thus far. I’ve got a good 20 years to remain in the workforce and, unfortunately, money does matter.
Ideas/suggestions GREATLY appreciated