People often discuss the effects that being a mother has on a woman’s career. Even today, being a parent can have much less of an impact on the father. Still, the effect that it has on a dad is important to recognize too. It can also affect men’s careers, although perhaps not to such an extent and with a little more choice involved.
Many men make changes to their careers when they become parents so that they can enjoy more time at home. They want to spend more time with their family and be more involved, which might require a complete career change. Here are some interesting ones to consider.
Online Tax Advisor
Working at home is often one of the best choices when it comes to starting a more flexible career. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that it’s not a replacement for childcare. In fact, many companies will ask that you arrange childcare even when working at home. What it does do is allow for you to have a flexible schedule and to save time. You can say goodbye to your commute and be available to taxi the kids around. One option is to brush up on your financial skills and be an online tax advisor. You will provide your services by phone and online, all while earning a decent salary.
Nursing is often seen as a typically female job, but more men are beginning to enter the field. Nursing can include a range of roles in a variety of different settings. They might include dental nurses, such as the roles in this site for nurses. Nurses could be working in hospitals or in private practices, GP surgeries, schools, and other areas. It’s a career change that would require a lot of hard work. But it can help to provide a stable career that may have flexible hours available. Nursing skills could also be used to create an at-home career, such as being a health advisor.
Online Education Jobs
If you’re a teacher, you might imagine that your career is suited to being a parent. That can sometimes be the case, but it often means long hours. If you wanted to reduce your workload, you might consider doing something else with your teaching skills. One thing you could do is create curriculums or be a curriculum advisor. If you’re a specialist in your subject, you can help to choose topics for classrooms. You’ll need to have good writing skills and know your area well, whether it’s early years education or a specific subject such as science or history.
It might not be a career exactly, but it’s certainly a career change. There’s no denying that being a stay-at-home parent is hard work. But at the same time, it does look fun. Why not consider doing it if your partner wants to continue their career? You’ll have a very different set of responsibilities, but the change is worth it. However, you may want to think about how you’re going to re-enter the workforce later.
Everyone changes career at least a couple of times in their life. If you’re thinking about it, take your responsibilities as a dad into account.