Career Choice

I want a career. Yes, I have a job, but I don't plan on making a lasting career in child care. It's fun for now, but it's not what I want to do.
So, that being said, what do I want to pursue a career in? Well, that's where the issue comes in!
The reason I haven't continued my education is because I don't want to pay money for training in something that I'm not sure I want to do. I have my Bachelor's in Psychology with a couple of certificates, but anyone who was a psych major knows there isn't really anything you can do in the field with just a Bachelor's. I've also thought about teaching. I enjoy working with kids and think I'd enjoy it more if I weren't changing diapers and doing feedings but actually teaching things. I was actually looking very seriously into getting my master's in teaching before I heard that it's really hard to find a teaching job in Onslow County and other surrounding areas right now... and we'll be (most likely) moving in 2 years by the time I'm done the degree, so who knows what the job market for teachers will be wherever the Marine Corps sends us. And then on top of that there was the issue of which grade level would I want to teach - sometimes I think teaching Secondary Social Studies would be great, and I'd like to teach a specialized area better and then sometimes I realize I like little kids and older kids are just jerks most of the time. So that is another tough decision.
I've also looked at going to school for further psychology, for addiction specialist, HR specialist... and many more...

So I pose this to you, bloggy friends (who actually read this, I feel like it's boring and as such no one reads or comments, but hey I can try, right?!) what career field are you in? Do you like it? What are some pros/cons of your careers? What was the education/experience like getting into your field?
Please help me out guys!


  1. I'm graduating with an interdisciplinary studies degree, but I really don't plan on using it so that doesn't help much....sorry :(

  2. I also have a degree in Psych and wonder what I'll do with the rest of my life. I too don't want to go back to school when I'm not sure of what I really want to do. I don't think I'll go back until I'm completely sure, if ever.

  3. Hello, I came across your blog from one of the other blogs I am following.

    I can totally relate to you. I even wrote about the same thing a few days ago. I have a double major in Psychology and Communication. You're right, there really isn't much you can do without a master's. Here in KY, there are entry level social workers and jobs like that for bachelor degree holders, but they are really hard to get. I also was thinking about getting a master's in counseling. Currently, I am thinking about getting a degree in education too. I think I would like elementary education more.


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