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Old 16-02-2011, 02:22 PM
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Newbie here.

I'm 34 and thinking of a career switch. Looking at courses now and don't know which is better. Any advise? Am in design industry now.

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Newbie here.

I'm 34 and thinking of a career switch. Looking at courses now and don't know which is better. Any advise? Am in design industry now.
what didn't you like about the design industry?

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Industry too small and salary is stagnant.

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Industry too small and salary is stagnant.
not if you start your own design firm.
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not if you start your own design firm.
True but only if you have lots of contacts and also money to start the firm. I can do freelance which does not cost anything but again need contacts and jobs. At this point what I am looking for is a permanent job switch. ^_^
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have you considered becoming a teacher?
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have you considered becoming a teacher?
Yes. In fact I did think about it and being a kindergarten teacher sounds good. But I heard that the pay is not that good.

Sorry I'm so picky. Want to change career but also need something that pays kinda ok. I guess it does not make sense if you change career to something that does not pay well. At least must be comparable to my current pay.
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you are not being realistic on the pay part. stay in your job.
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you are not being realistic on the pay part. stay in your job.
Thanks for your advise.
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Hey kikilala, found any job? managed to switch?

I have a friend who is in the same predicament as well, any advice for her?

Thanks...
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