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September 26, 2012 6:53 AM Subscribe
Help me, a 30 year old TV production assistant, make a career switch. Special snowflake details inside.
posted by tylerfulltilt to Work & Money (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated four years ago with my degree in English. Got married. Had two lovely boys. While being jobless in college, I somehow wound up doing PA work part time for a local television station.
The only problem is I hate being in TV. There's no real pay, even for highly specialized positions. There's no chance of ever having a normal life for my family. My wife and I are always going to be on opposite schedules. And I don't find any particular fulfillment in the work.
So I'd like to transition careers. But I don't know what my skills would suit me for. It seems like the more I'm in TV the harder it is to get out of it. Relocation away from the Louisville metro area is not possible because of my wife's work.
I had considered Law school, but was scared away by the financial burden and poor job market.
Anyone have any advice?