Changing Careers, need Advice

<p>Well i am 19 with with a degree in culinary arts. i started college at 17. after working in the field for awhile, i can't picture myself doing this for the rest of my life. chefs are crazy people. at least most of them are.... and its not worth it for the money you make. I want to go back to school, to get a degree that is less stressful and make better money, but i don't know when and what type of school. I'm still in debt from this school (25k). I was thinking community college and transferring to a 4 year university? Help, advice, anything. how should i handle this situation financially? thanks :)</p>

<p>Community college then transferring probably would be the least expensive route. Make an appointment with the admissions counselors at the community college closest to you and tale with them about your options. Since you need to pay off that debt, you probably should continue to work full-time and study part-time.</p>

<p>Wishing you all the best.</p>

<p>thanks i was thinking the same thing. a part of me wanted to go to rutgers since my gpa isn't bad and i live instate, but then i said no because of the debt im in lol.</p>

<p>Depending on your major at Rutgers, and where it was that you completed that culinary arts degree, some of your credits might transfer and/or you might be able to study part-time. So pop by the admissions office there and ask.</p>

<p>But do plan to spend time over the next few years getting rid of that old debt before you take on any new debt. Otherwise, sad but true, it will just end up choking you to death.</p>

<p>Another advantage of starting at a community college is it is a low cost way to explore what major you would like.</p>

<p>hey thanks you two for your answerers, i truly appreciate them. i got my degree at the art institute of Philadelphia. its an accredited school, so i would guess something would transfer. i did my math, English, history, and ethics. Right now im looking at accounting, and maybe community college would be best first, just in case i don't see it being what i thought. i can always have this culinary degree as a backup</p>