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Quote (ChocolateCoveredGummyBears @ Nov 29 2023 01:24am)
Nice, just want to chime in and mention the happiness to $ ratio. Grass may look greener on the other side, but it may not always be better for you mentally! Keep that mind please. I've read too many horror stories of people leaving their stable job with easy work for more pay and then regretting it later


I am keeping that in mind very strongly my friend. I am used to working 60+ hours a week, so having a two hour day is starting to affect me fundamentally. I would not be opposed to 150k engineering job and 40-45 hours. The benefits for my family would simply be too great, as long as I can still work from home.

Quote (Skate6000 @ Dec 1 2023 01:30pm)
I just want to say thank you for this thread. Im at a point in my life where I'm looking to swap career paths as well. Not because I'm lacking pay, but because I'm just not thriving working in my current education path. Im looking to move in the same direction, and was going to look into python, sql and powerbi. I'm hoping to find some good online programs to join, and since I've started searching, Facebook etc is flowing over with ads on online courses.

At the moment I'm still trying to work out which road to follow, but no matter what I do, it's miles away from my career in healthcare.

Again, thanks! Gives me hope


You got this my friend. I am here to share any insights and can help you by summarizing hundreds of hours of research and networking for you to help you define a clear path if you want to go into any of the IT fields.

Send me a DM, I would be open to a phone call, etc.
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Jan 19 2024 11:18am
in my experience, 9 times out 10 when people say they work 80+ hours a week, they are simply lying to themselves and others.

if long hours are what bothers you, getting into development isnt the path for you.
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Quote (cugock14 @ Jan 19 2024 09:18am)
in my experience, 9 times out 10 when people say they work 80+ hours a week, they are simply lying to themselves and others.

if long hours are what bothers you, getting into development isnt the path for you.


yeah, white collar workers saying that is hilarious. especially when there's wfh

This post was edited by ChocolateCoveredGummyBears on Jan 21 2024 02:08pm
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Quote (cugock14 @ Jan 19 2024 12:18pm)
in my experience, 9 times out 10 when people say they work 80+ hours a week, they are simply lying to themselves and others.

if long hours are what bothers you, getting into development isnt the path for you.


Thank you for the input, and I already had considered that.

I have managed to secure a role as product owner at a major insurance company and have also met my salary goals.

Full work from home, 6 weeks PTO, and good bonus.

This will be my final update here, as all my goals have been met.

I appreciate everyone's input since my first post in here. I worked very hard and attended dozens of networking events, dedicated 5+ hours a week to linked in and job searching, and obtained certifications in SQL, Python, Power BI, Excel, Project Management and Azure fundamentals. For those who want to walk the path, it is possible. I was lucky to attain a job during this period where I could study for several hours a day during work, which avoided stress at home. Even still, I often dedicated 10 or more hours a week after working hours to this journey.

I am here, happy to help ANY who sincerely want to advance the career and change their lives. I would happy to have a real phone call with anyone serious about this. I hope everyone has great success, thank you for the advice along the way and I wish everyone the best.
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Jan 22 2024 04:56pm
U really godly
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Quote (Haoqdlam @ Jan 22 2024 05:56pm)
U really godly


Not even close. If you have tracked the post, I was already an insurance claims manager for several years. I have effectively changed my career/role while keeping a slightly higher salary than my prior management role.

This was hard work, 15 hours a week of work total on average, since October 2022.

Do you need help with career growth? Happy to help!
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Jan 22 2024 11:06pm
Amazing read 🔥

Would this career path be flexible to global remote work?

My company is allowing me to take certifications or courses on their dime, so I’ve been thinking about bolstering new skills to work towards a career path that has global remote work available. My family will be moving around outside the U.S. frequently
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Quote (MildSambal @ Jan 23 2024 12:06am)
Amazing read 🔥

Would this career path be flexible to global remote work?

My company is allowing me to take certifications or courses on their dime, so I’ve been thinking about bolstering new skills to work towards a career path that has global remote work available. My family will be moving around outside the U.S. frequently


I am sure you could manage remote at any location. But it would depend on the industry and regulations on whatever company.

Development work is readily available for remote pretty much anywhere also.
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Quote (AntiMatter5 @ 23 Jan 2024 17:04)
I am sure you could manage remote at any location. But it would depend on the industry and regulations on whatever company.

Development work is readily available for remote pretty much anywhere also.


Hep hey - New job bud! Took my healthcare background, and called up a few software providers. They loved me, and hired me on the spot.

Former role: Physio with administrative duties
New role: Health care specialist support/developer. Using my background to build a new software system alongside 4 developers.
Even told the bosses I expected them to provide education and courses to become a junior developer myself, which they granted without flinching.

Thanks for the push!

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Quote (Skate6000 @ Feb 8 2024 04:37am)
Hep hey - New job bud! Took my healthcare background, and called up a few software providers. They loved me, and hired me on the spot.

Former role: Physio with administrative duties
New role: Health care specialist support/developer. Using my background to build a new software system alongside 4 developers.
Even told the bosses I expected them to provide education and courses to become a junior developer myself, which they granted without flinching.

Thanks for the push!


Love to hear it my friend. Thanks for letting us know. Your path to a secure career with lots of growth potential is open wide. For you to have made this change so fast, I can see you going very far!
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