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I am new to this...I am 58 years old, about six years ago I got out of retail and took a an administrative job that does not require too much intelligence. The hours were excellent for me and at the time I wanted a job that I could go to work and do and then go home when it was completed. The job worked pretty well, and I would not mind staying on if it were not for the political bull and back stabbing that goes on.
Anyway, I have decided I would like to go to school for some training, am leaning toward medical billing. I need to work for the insurance as my husband had worked and retired from a National Steel Company that went under and pulled all there benefits.
I have talked to 2 online schools, one i had an appointment with, had to cancel because of work, well they never called back. The other I talked to on the phone, and we were cut off (or they hung up), and they never called back.
I have a feeling it might have been my age. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for me? I really want to move on, and I have at least 8 more years of employment to look at, and the thought of spending it where I am is not a very pleasant thought.
Yes, I know I'm a bit late on this topic but... this is my first day on AARP as a new member! (Picture coming soon) I also have looked into online schools for a bit of career retooling. I've been out of work for about six months now and I'm finding that I just don't have the passion, nor the interest, in the high-stress, (albiet high paying) corporate job anymore. So, time to retool and reschool.
Something to keep in mind... depending on what you're interested in, you may be able to get away with a certificate program vs. an AA degree. The community college route will also be MUCH cheaper to get the same education vs. the school-for-profit online/career college route. In my case, I was just about to hit the "sign me up!" button for a career college when I stumbled across the EXACT same program at my local college.
Anyway, best of luck karkar and keep us posted on what you've decided. (or if the online college ever got back to you!) :-)