Told too old for school/starting job
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I am going to school to be a medical assistant. I mentioned to the teacher that I have a developmental disability with learning. She asked me if I get anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed under pressure. I said on occasion, but not on a consistent basis. And she replied well this may not be the career path you should be pursuing. Then she began to tell me that 95 percent of her placements are young women. She looked at me and said well people our age (50) are a minority in this field. Talk about being discouraged..... I totally am. And this was my first class! She also mentioned that I should feel free to stay in class up until the second half of the class, where she places you in a medical facility for 10 weeks to gain experience. I want and need this new career. How can I not feel so discouraged and depressed about it. Now I really do feel overwhelmed.