Personal Support Work?
Hey guys, I'm thinking of becoming a personal support worker. These are the people who work with elderly, disabled, and terminally ill people, who need assistance with things like bathing, cooking, taking medication, etc. My ultimate goal is to get to university to become a dietician, but I thought that becoming a PSW in the meantime might be a good idea since it'll be at least 5 years until I have the education to work as a dietician (and in the meantime, I'd really prefer not to be a waitress or a cashier.) Here's the thing; I'll need to take out a two thousand dollar loan to take the PSW certification course. After that, I'll be able to work for wages ranging from $12 to $18 per hour, depending on who hires me. Hopefully I'll be working full time in the summer, and part time during the school year. Is it worth it to take out a two thousand dollar loan to earn certification for a job that pays these wages, and that I only intend to work at for 4 - 6 years? I don't have a whole lot of expenses (no car, no children, I live with my parents). Is it possible to pay that loan off in one summer of working? I've been asking people I know and getting mixed responses about this.