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Give me your retraining suggestions

17 replies

newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 15:49

I've been a SAHM mum for 7 years and now desperately trying to get back to work. However have just been unsuccessful at interview for the third time in 3 months, despite qualifications and experience. Sadly at 47 I am pretty sure there is an element of ageism Hmm

Am now having a total career rethink on what I want to and am looking for suggestions on retraining. So in an ideal world what intensive/reasonable short term course could I do to pretty much be assured of walking into a job on completion? A job that's reasonably well paid and with some flexibility?

Willing to pretty much consider anything if it's not crazy expensive to train.

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 29/05/2019 16:11

A medical audio typist and transcriptor? there are online and physical courses such as this that are fairly short, and In 2015, the median pay for this position was just under $35,000 per year, so £27,737.

Singlenotsingle · 29/05/2019 16:25

That looks promising, sleep.

newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 16:34

That is certainly an option I'd never head of. My worry though is that you need to be a really speedy typist?

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 29/05/2019 16:51

I don't think so, because you take audio recordings and then copy them out onto the computer, which means that if you miss something/ aren't typing quick enough, you just rewind the sound recording (or thats my understanding anyway)

newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 16:52

Hmm interesting

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 29/05/2019 17:02

you could also consider being a dental hygenist assistant? there are courses online such as this. you earn roughly £30,065 per year.

newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 18:03

Sleep, where do you come up with these options?! GrinWho knew these courses even existed?
Loving the sound of the dental assistant course but is this qualification recognised in clinics? Also whether there are many jobs out there or if you need a formal dental nurse/hygienist qualification?

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Summersunshine2 · 29/05/2019 18:33

Bookkeeper/ accounts assistant. Lots of part time easy to work from home types of jobs available.
Once you decide on a few options double check the job opportunities locally first!

Summersunshine2 · 29/05/2019 18:34

What are your current qualifications?

newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 18:52

Psychology degree, Access to Nursing level 3, 10 years internal audit (no qualification)

Slightly eclectic Grin

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newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 20:00

Any more suggestions?

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Flippingflipflop · 29/05/2019 20:03

That course would definitely not lead to you being able to work as a dental hygienist.

AllMagicComesWithAPrice · 29/05/2019 20:05

Do a counselling masters? Social work? Teaching?

Depends how much time/money you want to throw towards retraining... what do you actually want to do?

Flippingflipflop · 29/05/2019 20:05

Sorry misread that you said hygeinist assistant. Even so, the course looks dodgy. Do they mean dental nurse?!

newcat12345 · 29/05/2019 20:11

Not sure what I do want to do but long list of don'ts!

No further university study
Not teaching
Not social work
Not nursing

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 30/05/2019 11:34

The course was just an example, I think you would be better looking at your local uni and doing a short course there. :)

heartshapedknob · 30/05/2019 13:17

Do you like maths? Look at online coding courses if so: Python, Java, C# etc. Entry level is c. £24k where I am (SW) and some roles offer wfh and/or flexible hours

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