Career change from automotive technician to....???

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Drew in Jamaica, New York

21 months ago

Hey all, a little to my story. When i was 19 i decided to attend LTI (worse decision ever BAD SCHOOL!)in whitestone ny because of my passion for cars and automotives, i worked at strauss discount auto at the same time in the morning while attending school at night. But after a year and a family dispute i ended up leaving home and moving in with my fiance, which lead me to leave LTI because of financial difficulties and my parent not wanting to sign student loan papers. Now I'm 23 and can't find work, has been like this for almost 2 years, at strauss i did vehicle maintenance and inspections but only got paid 8.25 an hr. So now i want to change careers to something more lucrative, i've been thinking of healthcare field (nursing)or computer science(IT) and would go to community college. In LTI i had a GPA of 4.0 and left with 3.8, i search trying to find mechanic and autmotive careers that are lucrative but can't find none. Please if you have any good info Help me guys. Thank you.

P.S My fiance went to school at the same time as me for 6 month for dental assistant, Now she been working for 2 years now making $13 an hr

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Maria Paul in Vancover, British Columbia

16 months ago

You're right, the economy is still chewy and tough out there-- not conducive to too much experimentation. If you want to go down the same road as your fiance, you could try supplementary careers in healthcare like being a medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist or even a pharmacy technician. There are many reputed vocational schools in the US that offer career training (www.careerstep.ca) in these fields, you can look online for a recommendation or go to CareerStep.com

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Dinodon in San Diego, California

9 months ago

Maria Paul in Vancover, British Columbia said: You're right, the economy is still chewy and tough out there-- not conducive to too much experimentation. If you want to go down the same road as your fiance, you could try supplementary careers in healthcare like being a medical assistant , medical billing and coding specialist or even a pharmacy technician. There are many reputed vocational schools in the US that offer career training ( www.careerstep.ca ) in these fields, you can look online for a recommendation or go to CareerStep.com

Just do anything but Automotive!

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