Balancing Work and School

Balancing Work and SchoolEpisode 42–Balancing Work and School

Balancing work and school is a challenge for many working women who have returned to the classroom.

Special guest, Marilyn Smith, talks about how she juggles teaching and being a student, herself. She talks about why she decided to return to school, and shares tips about making a schedule to balance her life.

Ms. Smith discusses the pro’s and con’s of online school versus face-to-face instruction. She also shares about things to consider before making the decision to return to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balancing Work and SchoolMore About Marilyn Smith

Marilyn is a special education assistant teacher at a school in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She is also a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Health Informatics. 

When she’s not at work or studying for school, Marilyn loves to walk and do Zumba. She is a part-time real estate agent.  

Marilyn is a longtime member of Word of Faith Cathedral in Austell, Georgia, and has served there, faithfully, for many years.

 

Helpful Resources:

 

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Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year. For more information about Federal Student Aid, click the link, above.

 

 

Balancing Work and School

Should You Go Back to School As An Adult?

Older students have lots of options, from online courses to professional certifications to doctoral programs. Here’s how to decide which route is right for you. To read more, click the link, above.

 

 

 

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Non-Traditional Careers for Women

 

Non-traditional careers for women

Episode 36–Non-Traditional Careers for Women

In the seven or so months since The Working Woman Radio Show podcast has been on the air, I have had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of women who work in a variety of jobs and careers, including doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, and journalists, but today I want to focus on non-traditional career choices for women.

The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional career for women as one in which 25% or less of those employed in the field are women. It is hard to believe that, in the 21st century, the Department of Labor lists over 100 occupations that fall into this category, among them police officers and architects. 

Let me share a few reasons why a woman working in a non-traditional job would be an important option. 

First, according to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, in 2017 the median weekly earnings of women who worked full-time were only 82% of men’s full-time median weekly earnings. 

Secondly, women are underrepresented in occupations across many occupational groups including those in the construction trades and STEM fields. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Finally, non-traditional occupations offer a woman higher entry-level wages and higher pay as she advances in her career. 

So with that in mind, I would like to share with my listeners a list of 17 non-traditional jobs along with some quick facts for each of them. The purpose of this is to give women as many options as possible as they make decisions about future careers. 

 

Helpful Resources:

 

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

Occupational Outlook Handbook–US Bureau of Labor

Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
PSB Suite 21352 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001

Telephone: 1-202-691-5700

www.bls.gov/ooh

 

 

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Technical College System of Georgia

The HOPE Career Grant can be the boost a student needs to get started on a rewarding career in a well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt. It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future. TCSG offers 17 tuition-FREE programs of study. For more information, go to https://tcsg.edu/free-tuition/.

 

 

 

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional career for women as one in which 25% or less of those employed in the field are women (Nontraditional Occupations for Women. U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau).

 

 

 

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To subscribe to The Working Woman Radio Show, visit www.theworkingwomanradiopodcast.com.  Simply fill in your name and email address on the right side of the page, and click submit. You can also subscribe to the show through your favorite podcast streaming service.

To download episodes of the show, click ‘download’ button the link below the sound bar.

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The Working Woman Radio Show is looking for sponsors for the podcast program. Advertising your business on ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ is a great way to build your brand. In addition, it’s also a good way to support meaningful programming. We have several different sponsorship packages available that can meet most any advertising budget. If you would like more information, go to www.theworkingwomanradiopodcast.com.   Click on the link for sponsorship, download the information, and give us a call.

 

The Stay-at-Home Mom Resume

Episode 26–The Stay-at-Home Mom Resume

Are you a stay-at-home mommy? The ‘Stay-at-Home Mom Resume’ episode of ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ is just the show for you!

Although many women work at a job outside the home–71 percent to be exact–statistics show that 29 percent of women are full-time, stay-at-home moms. Many of these women, who previously had careers, chose to suspend their them in order to be home full-time with their children.

As a stay-at-home mom, it’s easy to become so involved with caring for the needs of children, and forget about your own interests and development. 

With that in mind, ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ wanted to dedicate a podcast specifically geared to stay-at-home moms. In this episode, I share how networking, doing continuing education, volunteering, and updating your resume can help stay-at-home moms remain marketable. These tips and others can help moms when they are ready to transition back into the workforce.

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Helpful Resources

Stay at Home Mom Resume Sample

Turning Mom Skills Into Job Skills

The Stay at Home Mom Resume