(Does anyone have experience looking for Counselor work in the rural NE?). I really think I would like this too and found a Graduate program in School Counseling that would work for me time-wise and money-wise but I'm nervous about spending time and energy trying to get into another field that might be a dead end.
I am wondering now if I should maybe just try to find an Associate's degree program at a Community College that will prepare me more for some type of payroll/billing/accounting/bookkeeping position (I don't know Quickbooks, Peachtree, etc and have been unable to apply for a number of positions because of it). Would this be a smart move academically? Doing this would, I think, be up my alley but would not prepare me for a specific occupation which makes me a little nervous.
I'm also starting to think about getting a Masters in Speech Language Pathology or even going back to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. I don't think I'd dislike SPL but I'm honestly not sure about the PTA.
Does anyone have any thoughts on any of these fields/programs or any suggestions on other fields before I make a second dumb move? Or any experience with the job market in NW CT or Southern MA? I already wasted 5 years on Art and don't want to put myself further into debt for something that won't pay off. Will learning Quickbooks make a difference in a job search??
Any thoughts are so much appreciated!!