second career

From heavy industry to intensive care

Mar 21, 2012
Workers in Detroit who've been laid off from traditional industry are finding new and unexpected opportunities in the caring professions.
Posted In: nursing, Detroit, employment, Unemployment, second career

Thinking about an encore career

Mar 14, 2012
Currently, I am thinking about going back to school for a graduate degree to change my career entirely. It would be hard to do this while working full-time. I think that if I stick out this job for another 15 years, I should be OK to retire. (It's just me -- no husband or kids -- and I owe about $80,000 on my house.) I would LOVE to quit and go back to school (maybe with a loan?) for an "encore" career. It's amazing how much more expensive school is now. It's crazy. I know that I will be able to find a position once I have the degree. It may not be earning as much as I do now, but that's OK. Is this even something I should entertain? Jackie, Columbus, GA
Posted In: encore career, second career, Graduate school, Work, debt