I would like to go to school to get a practical degree that would lead to a parnossah. I’m thinking accounting, Computer science or even engineering. I think accounting would be the easiest and quickest rout of those three, considering that I can use my yeshiva degree and get MS from FDU and qualify for the CPA exam. I have a few friends who did the program and got great job placement. On the other hand, I feel I would enjoy engineering more, however it would take a considerable amount of time longer to complete school. probably wouldnt graduate until 28/29 earliest. What are your thoughts on these fields. Ive been working a dead end job for the last couple year and im looking for something that can give me more opprtunities. thanks
Doesn’t make sense to do something you don’t like just to save 2-3 years of school
Yeah, thats what I always thought. but when there’s pressure to make a parnossah, it changes everything
Can you intern or volunteer with an organization or individual in the career field? That can help you figure out what’s best for you before you spend a lot of money and time going to school.
To the opening poster: You don’t tell us what kind of “pressure” you are under to need a parnassah. Are you married, have one or more kids? Deeply in debt? Anyone who tells you to take the longer road to earning a living is not making a realistic evaluation of your needs. If you are debt-free, spouse-free, kid-free, take your time. Otherwise, get real.
“Ignore the Ignore the pressure.
Is pier1 married?
Does pier1 have kids?
If the answer is yes to either one of those questions should pier1 ignore the needs (“pressure”) of his wife and / or kids to do a job that he might or might not like better??!?
Moilech is utterly wrong in so many ways. Stress is stress, whether its internal, external, bipolar or eternal. And it will be eternal if you are forever in financial stress. Get a sufficient parnassah, get rid of unmanageable debt and the financial stress, and Torah will get rid of all the other stress.
do what you love. this is what you’ll probably be doing for the rest of your life and you dont want to later on regret taking the other job just to save a few years of school.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Because nobody’s hiring.
Chabadgal, most people change careers several times during their working life.