Hi there, I’m a 30 yr old single mother who recently became disabled due to illness. I lost my job from it, and can longer work a traditional office job due to intolerance to fluorescent lighting. I can work outdoors, but nothing too extremely laborous. The combination of these have left me with very few options!
I’ve reasearched all possible careers, as I do NOT want to settle with spending the rest of my life on Disability. I came across Home Inspection and I’m pretty excited… I think it’s something I could both physically handle, as well as enjoy. Plus with the flexilbity of working for myself, there is the option of “rescheduling” a day’s appointments IF required (due to illness). That’s obviously not something I would do unless absolutely required (ie: laid out with a migraine), but having the option of it vs. being fired from missing work is definitely relieving.
So here’s the thing, I need to find good schooling (preferrably ONLINE or OUTDOORS… can’t do the fluorescents in classrooms). I came across AHIT and it looked great… online learning plus 3-days OUTSIDE field work. I thought it was a match made in heaven. But then I found this forum board, and apprently people are NOT too keen on AHIT, even going as far as calling them (almost) a scam :shock::shock:
So where can I find GOOD, AFFORDABLE training? I live in Wisconsin, and would definitely like some hands-on (site/outdoor) training, but as far as all the book learning, I really need it to be from home to avoid fluorescent lit classrooms.
I also wanted advice on the career iteself. Is it a good career as far as outlook, income, market/demand, etc? Is it something I can prosper with just getting into? I’m not looking for a get rich quick, or thinking I can work 25 hrs a week and make $75,000. I’m willing and expecting to work 30-40 hours a week, and I’m definitely not expecting $75,000. I’d be happy with even $40,000, but was estimating around $50,000 fulltime would be average? Is that pretty on?
Like I said, I’m not looking for something to try and get rich from little work. I’m looking for a solid, true career so that I can ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO WORK AGAIN, and preferrably have a comfortable living with as well. As far as my idea of “comfortable”… I was making about $38,000/year previously and that was pretty comfortable to me. $40,000-$45,000/a year would definitely be suitable.
Any help, tips, info, opinions, etc are very much appreciated! Thanks for reading my babbling