|School School School
||[Mar. 3rd, 2010|03:44 pm]
So I think I figured out what I'm gonna do with my life, for now lol. |
I decided that I am going to go to The Academy of Health Care Professions and get training in Medical Coding and Billing. I have been saying that I'm gonna go back to school ever since I dropped out after my freshman year of college because I was cut off financially by my parents. I went to community college and took a few courses but never really got serious about getting my associates. Then life happened, and I haven't opened anything besides a fiction, tabloid, or cooking book since lol.
My divorce will be final in May. Mark hasn't paid me a dime in child support or the temporary spousal support that was court ordered in months. From looking at statistics, there are ALOT of women that never even get the child support they were court ordered to receive. I just can't count on Mark to help financially with Jr. I will always pursue child support from him, but I can't rely on it.
With this economy, my friends that actually finished their schooling and got their bachelors degree...well half of them are moved back in with their parents and jobless. So, at this stage in my life I don't think a bachelors degree is what I want to pursue.
Medical Coding and Billing training with give me a skill that will enable me to get a decent job. I'm hopeful that after working a couple years in a doctors office, that I may be able to do this kind of work from home. The medical field seems like a rapidly growing industry, even with the economy and every time I look at job searches in the Austin area, doctors are always looking for billing and coding specialist.
The school is like $14,000. It's a 7 month course. It's expensive, but I'm praying that I will get more grants than loans and that this investment will pay off in the long run.
I'm excited to go for it. I am going to try to get everything done and start classes as soon as April 26th. I'm excited but I know that this will be ALOT of work! I have to find childcare for Jr while I go to school. The classes with be Mon-Thurs 8am-2:30pm! That seems so long! Lol. But I don't want to not take this opportunity while I'm motivated and feel ready to pursue this. Just another added to that long to do list!