So... im looking to possibly switch careers. Now one may ask why i would ever want to leave the exciting career of IT work and I would answer, "Its boring as shit!"
Now... if I was 10 years younger this wouldnt be an issue. However since Im the archaic age of 29 with a wife, 2 kids and bring in 80% of the income (with the wife looking to quit her job and stay home with the kids), things get a little tricky.
I have lots of free time at work. Just started a new contract a few months ago and I have literally nothing to do most days. This is a much better alternative to where i was before doing desktop support work, but we are overstaffed and the ones that do know what to do around here do what little work there is to do. Constant inquiries to my boss for something to do yield little work. So there is time to do some online courses here. At home, my time would be limited to the evenings. aka, after 9pm or so when the kids are in bed. I kinda have daddy issues from my dad never being home when i was a kid, so i refuse to take a lot of time out from seeing my boys.
So... The best alternative i can come up with after many months of pondering is becoming a teacher. Either Junior High or High school History, or Elementary. I've kinda been kicking myself for not going to school to become a teacher for a long time now.
My company offers 5k per year for schooling of whatever kind, so id figure id use that to get myself going.
Now D&D Denizens... where should I go? Who offers decent and halfway affordable reputable teaching degrees? I do have my associates from a tech school, so i doubt any credits will transfer.