How to Choose the Right Job for your current situation

Choosing the right full time job for you when attending school full time      can be very stressful.

When I finished my enlistment I applied for a government job as a health technician.


Phlebotomy certification in 2008.Administrative specialist 2010-2014. 88 credits towards Bachelors degree. Management experience.

In 2010 I joined the Marines and if you didn’t know, they do not offer medical specialty jobs. We receive all medical care through the Navy. So I went in as an Administrative specialist.


2014- There were no openings for anything administrative available at that time so I applied as a health technician and got in.


I kept applying for 40-60k paying jobs because I knew I was qualified, and needed more money. I kept outweighing the pros and cons of how much more stressed I would be if I was a supervisor and running an office vice drawing blood and being a part of a great team. I am not in charge, I come in draw about 50 to 80+ patients a day and pick up my son and go home. Study, cook, clean all that good stuff.

I got multiple job offers and I decided that while I was still continuing my education that I was content at my current job.

You see sometimes just because you will be making more money doesn’t mean you will be happy.

Maybe that simple full-time steady job that you have is the Right job for your current situation. Always look at the bigger picture not just at that particular moment in time.

Will it help you feel good?

I feel good when I hear a patient tell me I did a great job or I hear old Veteran stories.

Is it worth the commute?

I live 7 to 10 minutes away from my job and my sons daycare is across the street.

Are you really making more money?

Good thing about working for the Government, you get a little raise and you move up in grade and steps.

Are you willing to relocate?

We decided to buy a house in Cape Coral and felt that was the right choice.

How will it affect your school and family time?

I see my husband on lunch breaks and on weekends and I get to spend time with my son feed him, play, bathe him and put him to bed by 730-8pm. I do my homework when he is in bed.

Remember every family is different and whatever your situation as long as you have a schedule and routine that works everything will be ok.


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