Here's the deal though. Oklahoma doesn't have a law right now that requires school counselors. Therefore those jobs are rare, especially right now. Knowing that it was such a narrow degree, I planned on going ahead and getting my LPC. It would take about a year and a half more of school, assuming I didn't need to work full-time. Then LPC jobs can be very stressful with a high burn out rate.
I started thinking about nursing, and how much I have loved taking care of my grandmother. I love caring for people in a concrete way. Steven and I also still have a dream of moving out of state one day. Nursing would be one of the easier relocating jobs to have. I found out that since I have a bachelor's degree already, I could get an associates RN at OCCC in 10 months.
The best part of a career in nursing is the ability to switch in to different fields semi-easily without having to go back to school. As you can see by my track record, this is pretty important to me.
I'm going to go and talk to OCCC on Monday and see what the reality is. Thank the Lord for my supportive, yet practical husband - who although he probably wants to rip his hair out with me sometimes, he listens and dialogues with me about all of my ideas.