Deciding to retrain can feel like a really hard decision to make. But, when you are a stay at home mom and you want to work again – whether from home or for a company, it may be something that you are thinking of. Because as much as you love your children, you know that you want something to stimulate your mind. And, it’s nice to have the extra cash too. But before you do retrain for another field, here’s three things to keep in mind…

  1. How Long It Will Take

To start with, you’ll want to be aware of how long it will take. Maybe you only have set time each day or you just want to know how many months or years you will need to wait? Be sure to ask these questions or look for a course that suits your lifestyle as it is now.

  1. The Cost

Then we have the cost. There are times where you may find that there are free courses you can take, or that you can get a scholarship. But, these may be few and far between. So, you will want to take a look at the cost and make sure that you can afford it.

  1. The Future

But then also, you may find that you need to think ahead about where the job and industry are going, so you know what to expect. This is important in any professional field. If you’d like to take a look at the future of accounting specifically in more detail, the below infographic will help you out.

Infographic Design By University of Alabama Birmingham