Just want to know how a high functioning schizophrenic looks like, apparently i am high functioning also
I dropped out of college and went to work when I was 19. I had lots of on the job self study courses over the years along with one or two week training seminars with private software companies (like IBM). I didn’t have anything but a high school diploma until 2003 when I completed a two year associates degree.
No but I will be in a couple years im in my junior year of college
I have a degree in architecture from Oklahoma University. lost my career when I got sz.
Lots of people without SZ/SZA don’t end up working in what they studied in.
I even know someone with a PHD in physics and there are so few jobs for someone like him in his field that he is entirely retraining on programming.
Yes, I have a degree in kinesiology/physiotherapy but realized I hated touching people. I wish I studied computer science instead as it also pays much much more.
I’ve worked in my field, but briefly.
It didn’t make as much money as the job I had during college.
So I went back.
I had a job in my field for students, I hated my life back then and it was too stressful, I rage quit after a week. It paid more than minimum but still much less than computer programming.
I have a general studies associates. Soon to have a psych associates.
I don’t work in my field though. I don’t even have plans to work in psych. Too many variables. Plus I don’t trust myself to help others with their mental health when mine is frequently poor.
I just like to study the subject more than I do working in it.
I will be going back to school for dental hygiene or optometry.
One of my best friends is currently studying that, he’s doing his last course.
I don’t work in the field of my bachelor degree. I have a certificate from a community college for massage therapy and work in that field.
I have a bachelor’s in counseling psychology.
I can’t work in that field.
And also i may need a master’s
I have a degree in (clothing) design and I have only done teaching work in this field. I’m on disability now.
I was able to go through schools (I have no idea how, I have very little memories of actual studying) but working is hard for me. Now I’m planning art courses for people with mental issues, as a volunteer and peer support.
Good luck @EternalUniverse
Pre-sz jobwise I was fine. I had a degree in economics and worked for a Canadian multinational.
Post sz I got a degree in Health Sciences but I haven’t worked in that field. Longest I was able to hold a job was about 6 months. I have been able to volunteer for longer periods though.
That’s a big problem as a physiotherapist. Didn’t you notice in uni that you didn’t like touching people?
Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to complete college.
I wasn’t stable enough.
My moods were everywhere
I majored in History and Sociology
My main roles have been research based and analytics/insights
Hoping I can utilise the Sociology more so working for the government Justice department - if the occy health approves my application
Already been offered the job. I applied in February, and might be looking at a start date of September at the earliest
I sucked at classes where I had to touch other students and volunteers like emergency care. I got like 50-60% but luckily the passing grade is only 50%. it stressed me too much. I wanted to change to computer science but my best friend who got in medschool told me to get in physiotherapy as if I get good grades I can switch to medshool or pharmacy. My parents wanted me to become a Dr or a pharmacist. I liked becoming a pharmacist but it needed a min of 3.8 gpa to transfer, I finished my program with 3.05 gpa which wasn’t even enough to do a master/specialization, 3.4gpa needed.