I have been thinking about this for a while because I would like to help my children think about the probability that they will become parents when planning their careers. Seeing another young mom has also been asking about suitable careers that fit with motherhood, what are your thoughts?
The obvious answers are teaching and nursing because of the flexibility with schedules and job security. As the daughter of a teacher I agree that we got to see our mom a lot and she spent all our holidays with us. We have a number of people with medical careers in our family and here are some ideas in that field:
Dentistry - very well paid, even for part-time, job security but no need to work nights or weekends like doctors and no ugly Internship when you don’t sleep for 3 days at the beginning of your career like doctors.
Physical Therapy - huge demand and very well paid 75k and up. Easy to find a job in almost any location. You do need a masters.
Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant - both these careers require a masters degree but start at around 70k + straight out of school. No weekends or nights - usually. Much shorter time in school than an MD but with many of the responsibilities and interest level.
Are there any careers that are great for parents but are less well known or unusual?