Join Date: Dec 2006
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(I'm not if this is the right place for it - feel free to move if its not)
I am feeling pretty stuck in my “career”. I’m going on almost 9 years as an admin. I don’t have a BA degree, but I went to vocational school (waste of time and money) and though its gotten me pretty decent jobs and make a pretty decent living (for the Bay Area), I cannot advance or get promoted w/o a 4 years degree.
The problem is:
--I NEVER did well in school. Even in grade school I struggled. I struggled all the way though college. I had a very low GPA getting out. I was exhausted after a year and a half of post high school education (full-time). I also worked 30 hours a week but I know many people who went to school and worked full-time so that doesn’t fly.
--I need to work full-time, so part-time school; part-time work is definitely out of the question. I cannot think of a time in my life where I would ever be able to scale down to part time and survive.
--I could it one class at a time at a state school, but my major would have to be business or finance (or it wouldn’t be worth it to go to school). The problem is, I am bored to death with business and finance. I hate law (worked in it before) I wouldn’t do well, not only because I am not very scholastic, but I’m not interested in those subjects. The subjects I am interested in (design, home interior, and other creative fields) – the markets are saturated. EVERYONE wants a career in the creative and art field. It would be a waste of time and money.
Has you ever gone to school to study a subject you had absolutely no interest in? How far did you go? How did you keep going to complete your degree?
I’m at a loss for what to do at this point. I guess my next step would be to see a college advisor, but would like some feedback first.