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Career change advise

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Catspyjamas424 · 11/10/2020 12:35

I’m a bit stuck currently and I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas for me!
I’ve recently finished an accountancy qualification- I work in an accounting technician role, processing payroll and invoicing etc.
I‘ve come to the conclusion that it’s not what I want to do long term. I hate the fact that it’s the same thing every day, it’s boring and it doesn’t make a difference to anyone’s life. It feels almost sole destroying, sitting at the same desk, staring at the same screen for 50 hours a week.
The only progression available is still the same thing every week, and I feel like while I still can, I want to retrain.
The problem is, I have absolutely no idea what I want to do. I am wanting a career, not a job, but I also want a family in the future, so I need something that will work around it. My own mother is nearing retirement age, however is still on minimum wage as she has no qualifications- I really want to be a good role model for my future family. I’d like to earn a good salary (40-60k when experienced!), but this isn’t the be all and end all, it’s just because I grew up very poor and don’t want that for myself now I’m older, or for any children if I’m lucky enough to have them. I have a house with a mortgage, and currently both my parter and I need to work full time in order to pay for this, so any qualifications, such as a degree (I currently just have GCSEs and my accounting qualification) will need to be done via distance learning.
I’ve got bad social anxiety, which obviously rules out a lot of jobs, and currently suffer with depression, which I’m working on, but I’m good with analysing data, and have good organisation skills. I absolutely love parts of my job when I need to find new solutions (very rare!), and I enjoy sorting problems. I’ve done a bit of temporary work in logistics as well, and I’d consider doing that again, but it’s still the same working in an office every day. I’ve managed people before, and I absolutely love learning new things. I don’t mind a job with difficult hours, I just want something fulfilling.
Does anyone know what i can retrain as? I don’t care how long it takes, I just know I will be happier working towards something I know will be fulfilling.

Thank you!

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Catspyjamas424 · 11/10/2020 12:36

Just noticed my spelling error!! Sorry- autocorrect!

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Thinkle · 11/10/2020 18:14

Take your accountancy qualification and join the nhs grad scheme. It doesn’t just lead to daily processing of numbers, there are a huge number of non clinical roles you can do including logistics and data analytics. If you want to they may also support you progressing your accountancy qualification.
Good luck!

starterfor11 · 11/10/2020 18:18

What about training to code and being a systems developer?

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