Moms are some of the busiest people around, and trying to find the time to go back to school seems impossible. The good news is that moms no longer have to attend four-year universities to get a career they’ll love. There are lots of amazing job options for mothers who are ready to start their career in a year.
1. Hair Stylist
If you want spend your days helping people look and feel their best, look no further than becoming a licensed hair stylist. As a stylist, you’d primarily work with hair (hair styling, coloring, cutting, etc.) but could also focus on other things like makeup or skin care. You could work in a salon, hotel, spa, or resort, and most cosmetology careers allow you to create a flexible schedule that makes sense for you. In one year’s time, you’ll be working in a salon or spa doing something that you love.
Eshteticians also help clients feel beautiful by focusing on skincare, waxing and makeup. Becoming an esthetician only takes a few months, which is perfect for busy moms. You’ll work in a soothing environment at a salon, spa or hotel. If you’re interested in learning even more about esthetics, you should book a tour at VICI Beauty School!
3. Dental Assistant
A certificate for dental assistant takes less than a year. Some programs last only 16 weeks. As a dental assistant, you’ll be responsible for patient care techniques that are performed under the supervision of a dentist during examination and treatment. Dental assistants also typically prepare patients for treatment, expose and process radiographs, assist with dental procedures, and obtain dental records. If you enjoy caring for people, this could be a great career for you.
Every business needs someone to manage finances. That’s where bookkeepers come in! They analyze business transactions, prepare financial statements, make account adjustments and perform basic accounting tasks. In order to be a bookkeeper, you need to be certified. The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers offers an online course that you can start and complete in your own time. Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll take your certification exam and start your new career!
5. Event Planner
Event planning is the ultimate form of multi-tasking. You need to be self-motivated and detail-driven. As an event planner, you’ll have more flexibility than with a 9 to 5 job and you can often set your own hours, which means you can work around your children’s schedule. You could find a career with a stadium, winery, or other event business, or start your own contract business planning weddings or other events. Several schools offer online education, so no matter where you are, you can earn your certification.
Is your dream job in this list? Or maybe one of these careers is the perfect stepping stone towards something else! Whatever you choose, there’s no reason you can’t go back to school as a mom. It’s possible! Book a tour at VICI Beauty School to learn more about careers in the cosmetology and esthiology industry.