What is the best health care field career choice with the easiest difficulty level for college courses?
I'm asking for someone else. She is 30, with 2 kids, high school dropout (GED), wanting to go back to school for an Associate's degree and thinking of something in the health care field because the pay is good.
She isn't much of a "people person" or outgoing. She likes to work with her hands and fix things and would probably prefer something like carpentry but doesn't want to struggle in a "non-traditional" field being female. She's worked as a cashier, cleaning houses, and as a truss builder for a roof truss company. She is something of a "Ms. Fixit".
She's thought about forensics just because she finds it cool but isn't sure she can hack the schooling. Same with X-Ray tech... honestly, all the anatomy and chemistry and such will be challenging for her.
So what other choices are there? Dental Lab Tech? Optical tech? What's going to be the easiest for someone who has more common sense than book smarts? Looking for a starting salary of at least $25k a year (US).
How about medical billing or coding? or maybe surgical technologist. These all require some anatomy but not too much. I know about this because I am currently in school for medical assisting and the school I attend offers all of the degrees I mentioned so I know students in those fields.