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    making a career change at 36

    i have been in banking since graduating from college. its time to move on. the market is horrible, money just isnt the same. basically working way more for less. no complaints still make a good living but need stability now.

    my background is finance and management. im told the job market is horrible.

    im wanting to get into a gov job here in ohio or an analyst position in a larger company.
    my degree is in psychology.....

    thoughts, ideas appreciated. i have only had 3 jobs in 12 years, i never have been a job jumper. rep
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    With you’re background in finances and management maybe you want to look at the Ohio oil and gas industry, which has a long history, or into Ohio health care, which has several flagship hospitals, as I understand. –And both of which directions should not be too greatly affected by the ongoing current worldwide financial problems. Health care one will always need, and new oil and gas fields are under planning and will be set into development in due time.

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    Okay fuente, have you started in the oil business by now? Or do you need to bulk up some proteins first lol

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    I second the healthcare field. I know the hospital I work for and the surronding hospitals are always looking for finance people and they usually pay well. Benefits are good for the most part. We don't typically see layoffs, more like belt tightening. Less OT, hiring freezes, expansion of clinics slow down, etc.

    Good luck in your job hunt!

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    check out the Medicaid side of the OHIO government. They are always looking for Analysyts.

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    THX GUYS.........i had today off. fired off about 25 resumes. hit the big hospitals, state of ohio gov jobs as well as 2 natural gas companies,. im figuring things will be slow until after the holidays.........

    any other ideas. rep
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    i have to repeat the healthcare suggestion. since you covered the provider side of the equation you may also consider the hc insurance companies. people good with numbers are a never bored in the insurance biz, in many different roles.

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    i hear ya. i'm 28, officially starting grad school next fall, will finish right after i turn 31... so yup, career change time for me too.

    look for something you can see yourself doing (and enjoying) for the next two decades.

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