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I have decided to go back to school but am still struggling with what to study. I went originally for dental hygiene- then found I hated the job while I was working at a dental office. I found birth work when I was pregnant with my first son, but it just isn't something that fits with our situation right now. I have always loved marine biology (like a lot of people I'm sure) but advanced science / math are not my forte. Though DH does great in both areas, he could help me.<br><br>
Any advice, tips? What are you studying? I feel like I need a career advisor and guidance counselor all over again. I realize I am going about everything in life bass ackwards, but it is what it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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My youngest is now 5 and I've just begun my journey this January to become a midwife. I haven't been accepted to the new Masters program yet but I've applied and will be interviewing in 2 weeks. I'm working on my prerequisites and it's pretty tough but doable. I mostly study while Im at school and don't try to get much done at home.<br>
I never thought I wanted to be a midwife. My undergrad degree was in International Relations and I've worked in boring corporate cubicle farms for most of my working career. This is a big shift but it's totally the right thing for me. The idea came to me in December and everything has worked and fallen into place so far.
 

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1)What kind of things give you the most fulfillment? any activity, hobby, topic, issue, etc.<br><br>
2)Can you envision yourself doing something and being really happy?<br><br>
3)What makes you passionate?<br><br>
4)What are you good at?<br><br>
5)Have you had any obstacles in your life that you have overcome and want to help others do the same?<br><br>
6)Do you enjoy working with things or people, in general?<br><br><br>
I would ask these kind of things and go from there.<br><br>
And if you are still not sure, a solid liberal arts education never hurt anyone, I think. It may give you some direction when you are exposed to different subjects.
 

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I'm studying to be a dietitian.<br>
I think Moonyoungi has some good questions for you to answer.<br>
At our school we have a career center- they have tons of quizzes and questionnaires to fill out to find out what your interests are.
 
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