Becoming a mom is one of those life-changing moments. Your world changes in an instant, and the love you feel for that little bundle of joy is beyond belief. Some moms would love to have a career again when the kids are grown, yet worry they would not be hired after a long time of being a stay at home mom. Yet, mom life could make you the perfect candidate for a different career when you head back into the workplace. Here are a few to consider if you like the idea of changing your career after mom life.
Mom Life Could Make You The Perfect Candidate For A Different Career: The Options
Investigating and working in law enforcement
As a mom, you are now the chief investigator in the family. Everyone turns to you to solve a problem. You are the finder of odd socks, the one who can solve who’s at fault and who isn’t. The calm in a sibling brawl. So it shouldn't be a surprise to you that investigating and working in law enforcement could be a viable career option for you.
You can multitask, you can think outside of the box, and you can come up with solutions. Working in law enforcement could be anything from a patrolling police officer, do discreet private investigating for a firm like Bond Rees LTD or you could study and work as a law professional. The options are endless and some of these careers only take a few years in school to receive certification.
Children's Book Seller, Author or Librarian
You have probably read almost every famous picture book and may have even read some chapter books to your teens. Why not put those skills to good use and earn some money from it? Working at a brick and mortar book retailer in the Children's Book Department, you could give expert advice to newish moms looking for good quality books for their children. Or, since you have read so many, you could write a series of books yourself. In that case, you could work from home to be available for your grandchildren. As a librarian, you could volunteer to read stories to the children on story days and help recommend good books to read. Many libraries have toy and puzzle sections so you may get a few minutes to play with the kids as well.
Working With Children
Let’s face it, working with children could be the ideal option for you. You have likely become more empathetic over the years. Social care can be a good remit to get into, and you can easily study an online degree in social work if you think this could be a viable job choice to consider. Working with children in a childcare environment could also be something to consider. You could work at a day care center or someday find the perfect nanny job once you feel like you don’t need to be on call for your own family.
Becoming a teacher
Finally, you may want to think about becoming a teacher or substitute teacher. This is often a job option that many moms consider going into as it gives you the chance to have similar time off as your own children,when they are in college; or your grandchildren, so you can spend time with them in the summer. If you home schooled your children for a time, then you already have practice with lesson planning and teaching.
You may already have many of the college credits from before you had kids that would help you get your accreditation sooner. You could even be able to take some classes online from home as your youngest child is growing older in preparation for this. It may be that you need to study and gain certain qualifications, but it could be a great move to make to help you advance your career in a different area. As a mom, you also have the skills when it comes to being able to handle children in that sort of environment.
Let’s hope that this has inspired you to consider some of the job roles that are ideal for you. Let me know in the comments, what do you want to be when you “grow up”?
This is a contributed post.
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