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ChaiTeaChai · 16/11/2019 12:36

Apart from the fact I'm curious, making a career change. My heart is in midwifery but the pay is bad. I'm money motivated so know I could do something I'm less passionate about if it meant more money.

Currently doing an access course.

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NoIDontWatchLoveIsland · 16/11/2019 15:30


In many higher paying roles, the job requires a lot of qualification or experience and you simply wouldn't find the job ads doing a quick search online. Roles in my field are recruited through a handful of specialist agencies and via the professional body on a website only really used by people already working in the field.

30not13 · 16/11/2019 15:30

Early years worker on nmw

adaline · 16/11/2019 15:31

Retail management.

18.2k. Currently on sick leave for stress and MH issues caused by my job!

SquidgeyMidgey · 16/11/2019 15:36

What I do and earn is irrelevant to this unless you suddenly get yourself an engineering degree, but Pardonwhat's post (first reply) seems like a very practical pick of options. Or go into teaching, still not great money but no shifts!

BritWifeinUSA · 16/11/2019 15:38

Senior account manager. $125,000 (in the US). Have often considered a career change to something involving law because I’m fascinated by the whole process.

ILikeyourHairyHands · 16/11/2019 15:39

I think you need to look at your skill-set and soft skills, see where they may be a good fit, which of these is the most lucrative and achievable and then go from there OP. It's useless asking the question you did as many people will come on with well-paid careers which may be completely outside your personal interests or abilities or jobs you'd simply hate.

I think you'll only be successful chasing cash if it's genuinely a good match that you're enthusiastic about persuing.

Marmite27 · 16/11/2019 15:41

Copy editor. £25k. 35 hours a week. Subsidised nursery. Free parking. Subsidised restaurant, gym and costa/Starbucks. Angling to get them to provide a free flu jab Wink

Shmithecat2 · 16/11/2019 15:47

Was a teacher, part time, at an International school, £30k pro rata, tax free. Now a SAHM. DH earns well, also tax free, no need for me to return. And it wouldn't be to teaching if I did 😮.

GoldLeafTree · 16/11/2019 15:51

Retail, I work full time and get £16K.

I'm currently studying for a degree from home with the OU so hopefully I can get out of retail in 3 years time

YessicaHaircut · 16/11/2019 16:01

School administrator, on 18k, working 37hrs per week and 39 weeks per year. The full time equivalent wage (working 47 weeks per year) would be around 22k I believe. It’s enough to live quite happily and I love the holidays.

SunnyNights · 16/11/2019 16:36

Head of comms type role in the public sector, £47,000

LoveB · 16/11/2019 16:38

AsMuchUseAs thanks for responding. Yes I can imagine they're extortionate insurance premiums!

JorisBonson · 16/11/2019 16:40

Police officer, £40k

historyrocks · 16/11/2019 16:41

University lecturer, 55k after 15 years in the job. But having dd’s and illness has held me back.

Soubriquet · 16/11/2019 16:43

Online Assistant for a supermarket. I do your online shopping

I work 4 hours a day, 5 days a week and average about £800

originalposter12 · 16/11/2019 16:44

Probation officer, £24k.

I do NOT recommend it Grin

Pottedtree · 16/11/2019 16:44

Clinical research consultant. I make £140 an hour and usually work 15 hours a week around the kids. It's not a job you'd find an job aggregator site. I don't know anyone above manager in my field who looks online for a job. It's all done through recruiters. I'm fairly sure Mumsnet skews more toward higher paid people and SAHM supporting DHs with high earning careers. Also I reckon a majority are in Greater London. It would be interesting to know the demographics.

Grasspigeons · 16/11/2019 16:45

I have part time 2 jobs and both are term time only. One is 22k FTE and the other 29K FTE. Its school admin.

hula008 · 16/11/2019 16:45

Nurse, 45k, NHS. Based in London

TooMuchSun12 · 16/11/2019 16:45

Bog-standard classroom teacher at local comp: 40k full time (top of pay scale so nowhere else to go money-wise unless I go for promotion)

Sleepycat91 · 16/11/2019 16:47

£28k police dispatcher in the control room. Earn more than i did as an officer

ThroughThickAndThin01 · 16/11/2019 16:48

NHS administrator, £17k. Full time.

MillieMoodle · 16/11/2019 16:51

Lawyer. 48k full-time.

@TwinMum89 what area of law and how many years PQE if you don't mind me asking? And whereabouts in the country (not specifically, but SE/NW etc)? The legal profession is so secretive about pay, it's hard to ever know what the market rate is!

MadamShazam · 16/11/2019 16:54

I am nurse, part time, NHS. I bring home around £23k. If I went full time, which I will do once DD is older, I'd be on around £27k.

Royallyscrewed · 16/11/2019 16:55

Cyber security £50k

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