i feel like i wasted my time and money on an education

United States
January 27, 2009 11:11pm CST
here is the deal. i really wanted to do medical billing. so i took a course in medical claims and billing through us career institute. i loved it. it was simple and there was always someone to help when i needed it. i completed this the couse with an A average. i worked really hard for this. Now i cannot get a job. im stuck working 5 hours a day in a rehab department where i feel like im somebodys slave and not appreciated for the work i do. then i have a second job in the afternoons in the laundry at the same place. every job i apply for wont even look at the resume i worked for weeks on because i dont have 1 to 5 years work experience. I know i can do the work. i just cant get the chance. i completed this course a year ago and have been looking calling and applying that long. i feel like i wasted my time and my money. have you completed college and cannot get a job? What is the point of schooling if it doesnt help any? im really discouraged right now.
4 responses
@maezee (38833)
• United States
18 Jan 16
That sounds awful,Im sorry to hear that. It seems like the value of undergraduate degrees in the work force has gone done dramatically. In my field, you need a PhD before you can earn 50,000. And even then, jobs are scarce and competitive! Needless to say Im not working in my field either. Hope you find something better soon.
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I know how you feel. I am trying to get a job doing office/clerical work. I have an Associate's degree in Business Administration that I worked really hard for two years to earn. I have about six months of office experience that I gained while working as a student assistant in one of the college offices, but that is about all the office experience I have. I cannot get an interview either, because I don't have the 1-5 years of experience that employers are requiring. I, too, know that I can do the work, but how am I supposed to get 1-5 years of experience if no one will give me a chance to do the work? We can't get the work experience if no one will hire us. I actually asked an interviewer how people are supposed to get experience in their field of work if no one will hire us to give us the chance? I wish you could have seen him squirm in his chair. He never gave me an answer. I already had the feeling that I wasn't going to get the job, especially after he asked me how much office experience I had, so I figured that I didn't really have anything to lose by asking. It was actually kind-of funny. I can truly see why kids are not wanting to go to college these days. I took classes for two years to earn my Associate's degree, and I ended up working in a restaurant. Kids see this. They know the likelihood that they will go to college, earn a degree, then end up working in a restaurant or grocery store. Why not just go straight to the restaurant or grocery store and save yourself the hassle of taking classes? I wish I had all the money that I have wasted driving around town trying to look for a job over the past seven or eight years. I would say that ninety percent of the people who go around applying for jobs never hear anything back from the companies they apply to. The whole job-search process irritates the hell out of me.
• Nepal
28 Jan 09
Dont say like that. I dont think so. Since I studied Hospitality management in Bachelor level, It cost more than what you expect. Before my graduation I got the job and it does not take more than 1 year to make money. I earned double than what I spend on education. Even though I dont think my education is finished. Now I am applying for abroad study. I am hoping to get better college, I dont care how much it cost and how much it take to finish my study. I want heigher study. thats it.
@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I feel for you. I haven't gone to college or gotten any sort of schooling, I'm actually not even sure what sort of schooling I'd get, I'm 28 and still don't know what I want to do when I grow up, lol. But, I've always had a problem keeping a job. I'm not the type of person who handles certain things well, so if someone had a job rubs me the wrong way, chances are I'll walk off the job and never go back. Sadly I always had a back up plan though, so I was able to get away with it. Like now, I don't NEED a job, if I get one it's to just help with bills and to get me out of the house. So if I didn't like the job, I could easily quit. So now it's tough to find a job because I haven't kept one for a very long time. Most of my jobs were only kept for 6 months or less.