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lschrader

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Job suggestions
« on: October 18, 2016, 09:17:26 AM »
Hi everyone,

Fairly new reader/poster. I'm really interested in the idea of being able to retire early but still working on getting spending/saving habits in order. I am open to making a career change and my husband has no idea what he wants to "do". Any suggestions on higher paying jobs that might help boost us into FI earlier?

Me:
25 years old
BS in Secondary Education
MS in College Student Personnel Services

Currently work as an Advisor at a public university making $37,000

Husband:
29 years old
No degree (some college)

Currently works as a second shift foreman for a manufacturing company (hate working opposite shifts, we never see each other...which drives my desire to be FI




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Re: Job suggestions
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 09:34:43 AM »
You don't have your location listed, but if you are in Iowa or New York City, or able to relocated and want to PM me, I can give you a link to my company's website and you can see if there are jobs that might match your degrees in education.   



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Re: Job suggestions
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 09:38:23 AM »
Hi lschrader, welcome to the forums

Can your husband get cheaper tuition since you work at a public university? There are lot of two year programs focused on manufacturing technologies (welding, machining, additive manufacturing). These are decent routes to a higher paying job (40-60k starting) and don't require massive spending on education if you go to a community college.

Does your position offer room for advancement? Hopefully since you are young, you'll be able to get raises and increase your income over time. You (or your husband) could also start a side gig depending on your interests (look around the forums for ideas).

Nursing or another medical related field could also be a good route to a decent wage for your husband with more flexibility in working hours.

There are lots of options, I would encourage him to keep working while obtaining a degree (if he wants a degree) and try to get either his employer or your employer to pay for tuition so you avoid going into student loan debt and avoid him not working for several years in the process.

Good luck!

lschrader

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Re: Job suggestions
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 10:33:43 AM »
You don't have your location listed, but if you are in Iowa or New York City, or able to relocated and want to PM me, I can give you a link to my company's website and you can see if there are jobs that might match your degrees in education.   




I'm sorry I didn't list our location. We are in Southern Indiana. At this time we can't relocate because we recently purchased a house...but I've thought about relocating in possibly 1-2 years.

Hi lschrader, welcome to the forums

Can your husband get cheaper tuition since you work at a public university? There are lot of two year programs focused on manufacturing technologies (welding, machining, additive manufacturing). These are decent routes to a higher paying job (40-60k starting) and don't require massive spending on education if you go to a community college.

Does your position offer room for advancement? Hopefully since you are young, you'll be able to get raises and increase your income over time. You (or your husband) could also start a side gig depending on your interests (look around the forums for ideas).

Nursing or another medical related field could also be a good route to a decent wage for your husband with more flexibility in working hours.

There are lots of options, I would encourage him to keep working while obtaining a degree (if he wants a degree) and try to get either his employer or your employer to pay for tuition so you avoid going into student loan debt and avoid him not working for several years in the process.

Good luck!


Thank you cincystache!

I can take classes for free and my husband can take them for a reduced price. The main problem is that we don't really offer any 2 year programs. However, I've thought about encouraging him to take classes at our local community college (we would just have to pay out of pocket).

If I move into a "director" level position later I could make more...but I don't really have a strong desire to manage people, at least not right now.

Which forums are best for side gig recommendations? I'm willing to do something on the side but I'm worried I don't really have any skills that people would want.

Thank you!!