PSR worker looking for career change
January 5, 2013 7:04 PM Subscribe
Hi There. I am currently working in Idaho state as a PSR Worker. I do skills training in the public school system and with kids in the community. I enjoy working with children tremendously. I would do PSR forever, but it pays very little and there are no benefits (I work for a private agency) and I would like to find a career path that offers better pay, health insurance and a retirement plan. It would be a plus for a broad field. I am not disagreeable to the idea of pursuing additional education. Any suggestions for occupations with similar skills and duties that pay decently? (30K/year starting is totally acceptable) Thanks for reading this post and have a great day.
posted by neanderloid to Work & Money (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
1. I have considered getting an MSW, but I am concerned that low pay would not justify the student loans I would accrue in the process if obtaining the degree/credentials.
2. I have considered pursuing a career in teaching, but I am uncertain whether large class sizes would be something I could handle effectively. (If there are jobs in teaching with small groups of elementary aged kids, let me know and I will research this some more.)
3. I have considered nursing as well, but it seems like the field is becoming flooded with new candidates, making the jobs difficult to find.