I think Pixel is right about the IT jobs. Also the job really isn’t what I thought it was. I thought I’d gain the requisite knowledge and get on a phone line and help people figure out their tech issues. There’s a lot of interpersonal stuff involved beyond that and working as part of a team. I have pretty bad social skills irl
Most of the Software Developer jobs want a bachelors degree which is 4 years for most people, It would probably take me 6-8 years.
I can barely find any part -time remote jobs for that, too.
Pell grants have a maximum limit of 6 years of grant money AFAIK.
As far as moving somewhere else, I wouldn’t get even that little bit of help i get from family. I have frequent kidney stones and I’d hate to put myself in a situation where every time I have one I have to call an ambulance.
This whole county is poor and rather pathetic. Even if I moved to the next town over I still have to use the same unreliable public transportation.
The reason I’ve been focusing on doing school online is that the crappy public transport here failed to get me to orientation (my first day) of college 2 times in a row. I was told that "We can’t guarantee you a ride."
This was almost ten years ago.
In order to live somewhere with good public transportation I’d have to move 50-100 miles, I think. But I’d have no one to help me move my stuff.
I’m not trying to be hostile towards anyone else, I just feel trapped in this situation.
I don’t know how schizo’s are supposed to do better in a rural environment. There’s little opportunity or help in my opinion.