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New career

I am 47 y/o social worker, BSW, primary field of interest is mental/physical health. I enjoy the work I do but I do not enjoy the salary. I am divorced and when I was married the income was not so much an issue. My children are older and I have more time to go be more productive in a career and want a more challenging position. I believe that this career has made me abundantly talented in many areas. I am seeking advice as to my next career.

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    Completely understand. Im also a SW, in Ontario, but have moved into a new position as of next week in Administration. I've been doing crisis intervention for almost 10 years and have had a collective $2000 raise in those 10 years because the agencies literally don't have the money to pay me more. (I know I did all the admin for them) I found out my father has cancer and my husband and I are going to be moving in with my parents to help and I needed to find a new position ASAP. I ended up applying for administration positions with my case management skill set i was more than qualified, but the admin portion was my fav part of my SW positions. As an office administrator I will be starting at $40k/year, the position I am leaving is only $37k/year

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