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I posted awhile ago asking what job some of you would have chosen had you known you wanted to homeschool. I'm still struggling with this and would like some more input. I know that I want to be a homeschooling mother when I have children. Whether that means staying at home full-time or working part-time, I don't know and won't know until it happens, but I would like to have a solid career choice. I always figured I'd go to college because I got good grades, no one in my family went and they all told me it would make a better life, etc. I have a B average and got an 1850 on my SATs. Not remarkable, but definitely decent. I don't really want to go to college though. For one, student loans. I don't want loans for years and years if I am not even sure I'll get a job with that degree. I don't have one set interest. If I was interested in one thing, say Physics or Sports Medicine or whatever, I could see going because I know it wouldn't be a wasted degree and I could easily pay my debts. I've considered just attending one of the local CC's and getting an Associate's, or even just becoming certified as a Phlebotomist. My parents are supportive no matter what I choose. My mother would prefer I go to a 4-year college because she thinks it automatically translates to a good-paying job. I know it doesn't though. It seems to me that CC translates to a good-paying job easier than a 4-year degree (unless I had an actual interest in something that offered a 4-year degree). I just want a career that I can do until I get settled down and have children, but that can also help support my family if the need arises. Am I being ridiculous? Should I just suck it up, pick a degree, and go to university? I can't think of a career I want. I know for sure that I want to be a homeschooling mother, though. I don't want to be a nurse or accountant and I'm pretty sure I don't want to be a therapist of any kind (Occupational, Physical, etc.). Those are the jobs most often brought up though when thinking about being a mom in the future.
I have questions about certification after undergraduate graduation. I'm considering majoring in Biology with Pre-med concentration and going onto Grad. school for either Microbiology or Evolutionary Biology (I'm sure I'll change my mind a million times before then, though). I'm confused about how to become certified as an MT or CLS though. http://www.ascp.org/FunctionalNavigation/certification/GetCertified/TechnologistCertification.aspx#ct The site says you have to have a Bachelor's AND complete an NAACLS accredited program in CLS. Through my research online, I see some people have entered a NAACLS program and worked at the lab as an intern just so they can be eligible to sit for the exam. Is the MT/CLS exam though, or the MLT? Can I challenge the board to let me sit since I'd have a Bachelor's? This isn't written in stone, just exploring my options. I know I've seen a few MLT's around here, so maybe there's an MT? :D Thanks.
For the summer, I am enrolled in two CC classes. I'm doing (and enjoying) Human Body/Health & Diseases right now online and in July will begin Psychology at the CC. My question is in regards to the Fall Semester. I had planned on taking my science w/lab at the CC but now I'm rethinking. First, the time commitment seems a little bit more than I'd like right now. It would be: Monday, 9:05 - 10:55 Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:15, 11:15 - 12:05 Thursday, 8:00 - 9:15 Because of gas prices, I'd be at the CC on Tuesdays from 8:00 - 12:15, on Mondays I'd be there from 9:00 - 12:00 (to use their library) and on Thursday from 8:00 - 10:00 or 11:00 (again, to use their library). That knocks a huge chunk out of three of my five days at home. On top of that, on Fridays I volunteer at the Pharmacy from 1-7 so that's another day that I lose a chunk. So, my only full day home would be Wednesday. Another is the money. I don't have to pay for the courses, but I do need to pay for the books and materials. The books and materials (lab manual) used would be $150 altogether. This would be if I bought from Abebooks and not the school store. This is the lowest price I could come up with. I plan to attend this same CC in Fall of 2012 to get an Associate's in Clinical Laboratory Science. The classes for that degree I can't take this Fall because they all have corequisites and I only get one free class a semester, so those are out. I could take English Composition 1 in the Fall. It meets 3x/week for 50 minutes each in the morning and that is a required class for the degree. It would only be about $100 for the books. Idk. I'm just wondering if it's a big waste of time. But to pass up the offer of a tuition free class seems stupid to me. But, this school accepts the scholarship I won for state testing which knocks down tuition so that's about $1600 off of the $10,000 bill for my Associate's and I'm sure I'll get scholarships and grants through FAFSA as well. Would it be crazy to take a fluff class that I'd enjoy even though it won't offer anything towards my degree? Costs are a big thing here. $100 isn't a lot for a college class, I know that, but it's hard for us to scrape up on top of the $100-$150 I'll be needing in homeschool materials for August. It's just, the science class in the Fall wouldn't go towards my degree anyways, and I don't need to lab so I figure I could do it much cheaper at home without the lab component as well. I don't care about the outside credit. It's just passing up the "free" class is getting to me.... This was probably more of a whine than anything :tongue_smilie:
My dd is interested in medical technology. Has anyone here worked in that field? What can you tell me about it? Should my dd take Calculus and Physics in high school to go into this major in college? She is taking precalculus right now (her junior year). Thanks! jak