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    Still stuck with career choices

    I know I spoke about my career choices many times here . Iím not very happy with my job . Iím more of a medical billing assistant or administrative assistant just to clarify . I havenít gotten very far in medical billing . My thoughts are wanting to be an elementary school teacher . However , the issue is there arenít too many elementary school teacher jobs in USA . Another option I looked into was SLPA. SLPA is essentially a speech therapy aide . I didnít have the grades to get into speech therapy school. Overall , I wanted to work with children .

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    Is there a career counseling service in your area? You could benefit from talking to someone who could help you get into something you'd like to do.

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    yea, any university or community college will offer counseling to you, probably for free. I went to college for a long time and did not get a profession, but then again I didnt really want one, just went to college for fun. But, yea, even just call them up at your local community college, and likely they will tell you to make an appointment to come and talk to a counselor. I did several times. They can help: That is their job!

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    I live in the USA. Plenty of teaching jobs. Depends sometimes on your specific area but yes, plenty. Speech therapy aide likely does not pay much. Speech therapists can make a really good living in various ways -private practice/working at a school or both. It sounds like you want to work with children, yes? Also look into teaching fellowships in your area. I'm not a huge fan of Teach For America but that is one example that comes to mind.

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    Maybe you can do over the prerequisites (undergraduate courses) for a speech therapy program (masters), improve your grades and become a specialist for children who need speech therapy.

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    I live in California . The teaching jobs are more for SPEcial ed , math and science . SLPAs make $20-30 per hour in California . Which state do you live in ? Iím trying to bring more clarity into my life in terms of careers and what Iím good at .

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    My grades are too low for speech therapy masters .

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    Originally Posted by Chocolate25
    My grades are too low for speech therapy masters .
    You said "the USA" -not your state. If your grades are too low you might want to consider taking more classes, etc to raise your GPA. I would not do speech therapy aide because my sense is it would be boring/rote/and with little reward that SLPs get from working one on one.

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    Ah. Sorry for not clarifying . Also Iíve looked up vision teacher and deaf and hard hearing jobs too. Whatís your opinion about it ?

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    I would try volunteering in the areas or related ares that you are interested in to see how it fits before spending time and money on training courses. Many of the ones you mention require advanced degrees, so perhaps you could look into similar fields/positions that require certificate or associate level training.

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