Jackal's a College student AGAIN !

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Jackal's a College student AGAIN !

Post by jackal » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:39 pm

Well I am offically finishing my Bachelors now online with Colorado Techincal Universty online
program. I got a small college grant and no intrest loans to pay for the last almost two years
of school.

This something I have put off for too long. My oldest is getting to the age where he is his own
person now.(kinda weird) I am really exicted about this and a little overwelmed as well.
My oldest came up and told me how proud he was off me and that got to the spot of my
heart only your kids have clearence too.
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Post by VikingMachine » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Nice! Will this allow you to advance within your company more easily?
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Post by jackal » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:43 pm

possibly, but I am going to pursue a Heath care Business management degree
and work in hospital or nursing home etc etc. My sister in law does this
and makes really really good money.
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Post by VikingMachine » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:54 pm

jackal wrote:possibly, but I am going to pursue a Heath care Business management degree
and work in hospital or nursing home etc etc. My sister in law does this
and makes really really good money.
My sister is a RN or LPN whichever is higher and when she lived in Cali she got paid a boatload! Good luck man!
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Post by jackal » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:14 am

Thanks a lot Chris I can't wait to finish school and have more options.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:23 am

Good for you jakal. I know I should do that too. I'm trying to motivate myself enough to go, but it hasn't worked yet. :?
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Post by Hunter Morrow » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:04 pm

You can't be that old. Well, good luck with the medical career. Hopefully it goes better than mine.
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Post by glg » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:38 pm

jackal wrote:possibly, but I am going to pursue a Heath care Business management degree
and work in hospital or nursing home etc etc. My sister in law does this
and makes really really good money.
healthcare admin is a good field to be going into. one of the few growth fields around right now. good luck!
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Post by DeeEss57 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:14 pm

Congratulations, Jackal! And good luck.


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Post by Hunter Morrow » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:43 pm

Health care, education, and government were really about the only job sectors that saw growth in employment and wages for nearly 10 years. You really couldn't have picked a better field now, actually.
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Post by Vikefantam » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:41 am

jackal wrote:Well I am offically finishing my Bachelors now online with Colorado Techincal Universty online
program. I got a small college grant and no intrest loans to pay for the last almost two years
of school.

This something I have put off for too long. My oldest is getting to the age where he is his own
person now.(kinda weird) I am really exicted about this and a little overwelmed as well.
My oldest came up and told me how proud he was off me and that got to the spot of my
heart only your kids have clearence too.
Congrats! I want to go to nursing school something awful. Right now, we're living like paupers, paying down bills so hopefully I can go to nursing school in a few years. I've been to medical assisting school but that was over 20 years ago. I've worked as a medical assistant, medical biller, medical receptionist and mostly as a medical transcriptionist. My biggest challenge will be chemistry. It certainly was in high school. Thankfully, Hubby is a chemistry genius and can help me. I may just go for LPN to start. Of course the current book I'm reading about how the Marburg virus originated is creeping me out pretty bad and the thought of some of the stuff you can get from people..... It's bad enough that I got really sick a couple of months ago and the hospital made me even worse by giving me a contaminated IV that caused blood poisoning streaking up my left arm. The vein is still swollen and sore but at least it's not rock hard anymore. I guess I now know what heroin addicts deal with. Ouch. It's very painful when the vein becomes swollen and infected. Of course, most heroin addicts are probably more careful with sterility than those 2 nurses who inserted the IV. Harumph.

Seriously, I want to be in an occupation to help people. Of course, I want to see what happens with health care in the next couple of years first. I'm not going to spend big bucks to go to nursing school to make $12 an hour.

Keep us posted on how you're doing!
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Post by DanAS1 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:57 pm

jackal wrote:Well I am offically finishing my Bachelors now online with Colorado Techincal Universty online
program. I got a small college grant and no intrest loans to pay for the last almost two years
of school.

This something I have put off for too long. My oldest is getting to the age where he is his own
person now.(kinda weird) I am really exicted about this and a little overwelmed as well.
My oldest came up and told me how proud he was off me and that got to the spot of my
heart only your kids have clearence too.
Excellent, Jackal. Best of luck with your studies.
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Post by Vikefantam » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:41 am

glg wrote: healthcare admin is a good field to be going into. one of the few growth fields around right now. good luck!
I have to wonder what will happen to me if 3200 is passed? I've worked as a medical assistant, billing manager and receptionist I'm back to doing medical transcription - this time from home. I work for a large company. Will I still have my job? The notes need dictated and transcribed by us before they go into the chart. Or will my job be a government job? The uncertainty is making my ulcer flare.
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Re: Jackal's a College student AGAIN !

Post by jackal » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:18 am

update

I have made it through three secessions now each one is five weeks long and usually two classes
at a time. I made the Chancelors list with a perfect 4.0 so far and will have my Associates done
this summer of 2010 and summer 2011 my bachelors is done

I didn't even know there was a chancellors list

man 8-10 to ten units in five weeks is crazy sometimes... on top a full time job and family to deal
with.
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Post by glg » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:44 am

Congrats! Keep up the good work!
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