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hobby items

Do you wish you could turn the hobby you love into the career that you love? You’re amazing at your craft and people always tell you how much they love your work, but you’re not sure that turning this hobby into a job can be practical. But guess what? Other makers like you have made it work; why can’t you? Here’s how to turn your hobby into your career.

telescope overlooking paris france

Not everyone has a clear vision of what they want to be when they “grow up.” When you have a variety of interests and skills, you may find yourself struggling to find the career that is right for you and your lifestyle. There’s so much possibility out there, so here are a few things that can help you pick the right career.

reach for the stars

Reaching for the stars is more than getting through your day to day challenges without issues. It’s also constantly striving to be better than the best you and working on improving your skills, even when you’ve got so much on your plate. It’s possible to work toward making your dreams a reality, on your schedule. Here’s how.

skilled trade tools

When you’re studying or training for a new job, you want to be secure in the fact that what you’re learning will be relevant. Career education is supposed to help you learn what you need to find a job that’s reliable. Here are some careers and industries that we rely on every day to get us where we’re going that can provide job security to those interested in working in a skilled trade.

Each student at Penn Foster has an amazing, unique story and voice. We’ll be sharing guest blogs from our Student Ambassadors throughout the year about staying motivated, Penn Foster, and reaching their goals. Elizabeth Sears, a Vet Tech student, has always known what she wanted to be when she grew up, but has had a long journey getting there.


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