Ok, so if you’re a mom and not working at the minute, then thinking about getting yourself worked up to actually go back to work again is hard. On the one hand, you know that the finances would be a lot easier if you were to go back to work, even if it just be part time. But on the other hand, the last thing you want to do is give up your lifestyle where you’re not really doing much at all, but you are raising the kids to be the little wonderful human beings that they’re turning. Or, you could be someone who is totally at the other end of the spectrum, and the last thing in the world that you would like to do is stay at home, you’re desperate to get out and get back to some form of normality. It all depends on who you are as a person, and how you feel about family life. But if you know you are raring to get back into work, would you be willing to swap careers and go for something a bit more challenging? There are some careers out there that just won’t make you clock watch all of the time, and we think they’re perfect for moms returning to work!
Social work is either a career that you’re really going to become passionate about, or it’s something that you’re really going to struggle with due to having children of your own. Do plenty of reading up about it, and see if you could tackle the challenge of social work. If you could, you could get your foot in the door by taking online education classes to give you a degree. You could start with a standard degree, and then work your way towards an advanced masters in social work online. A degree would settle you into the job nicely, and then it’s all about having the mindset to cope with the role. You’ll be supporting vulnerable families and children in situation that would range from mild to severe. But the reward you’ll have for knowing you’re supporting vulnerable people will be so worth it!
Paid Charity Work
Although some people would say that if you are doing charity work it should be volunteer, we don’t see why people can’t go into the profession and make a career out of it. You’re still doing your part for the greater good, but you’re getting paid to do it. We love this career idea because you just know you’re doing something rewarding, and charity work is often the laid back vibe that moms need. You could go for any charity that tickles your fancy, or something that you really think you would be passionate about!
This one would be a challenge for both you, and the people who you are training. Fitness coaching is pretty easy to get into, you could do night classes at a college, or online courses. Once into fitness, there’s so much you can do with it, from going private to workin for a gym, and you’ll often find that it’s actually really well paid and fun!