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Getting my foot in the door - M.S. in Physics, no experience, career changer

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Thank you all for taking the time to reply.

MMM - I'm 43. Got a late start to college, and then fell into teaching after graduation when my PhD funding fell through.  You mentioned getting another degree - what level do you think? A.S., B.S., M.S.? I have to confess I was hoping to take some classes, but not go for a full on degree (I have a M.S. in education, in addition to physics), simply because I am still paying off my student loans. But if I can figure out a way to make it happen while still providing for my family, I'm willing to do whatever it takes. Would an online degree work against me? I wouldn't be able to give up having my job at the same time due to finances. As for no relocation, that's okay with me, as long as it's for a career move. We're willing to make short term sacrifices (if we can swing it) to reach a long term goal. Thank you for the help!

SloGlo - I have considered staying a teacher, and will if that's what it takes to provide a stable home for my family. But I am hoping to get out of teaching. It's also difficult for both my wife and I to be hired as teachers at the same time, in a location that leaves us a commute that works with our kids' daycare, and soon, school. We cannot survive financially on only one teacher's salary while the other is looking for work. In addition, once you get experience and have higher degrees, teachers cost more. Many districts won't hire teachers with a lot of experience because they cost too much. I fall into that category. I was wondering if you could clarify what you meant by "a college stint oar private training (like a nuke plant, oar a fleet position) could utilize experience and training quicker"? Thank you!

TVA - I sent you a message. Thank you!

Online degrees are fine, as long as they're accredited. If you need it, an A.S. is generally fine. You might be able to leverage the A.S. into an instructor position with your background. Your age won't be an issue, there are two of us at my plant that just started as NLOs at 40.

Importantly, these trainings are usually shorter than teacher training and can give you the skills and knowledge you need to do the job. special. If you have more experience or education in that field, you may have a chance to advance faster or earn a higher salary.
However, as you mentioned, taking these private training courses is often more expensive than training to become a teacher, and finding a job in this particular field may not be feasible. easy.
If you'd like to learn more about the different training options and how to switch careers, I recommend reaching out to a career counselor or training specialist for more detailed advice on options. careers that fit your needs and goals. If you have questions or need my support, visit my profile, there are information and smart apps that will assist you.


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