I'm currently trying to finish up college. I am striving towards a degree in (how ironic is this..) counseling. Last year I finished two internships at a Drug & Alcohol Rehab. Center as a Counselor and the other at my local Youth Service Center as a Teacher. Both jobs, I performed well and enjoyed. I'm sure as you are now reading this, you are thinking to yourself "what's she posting in this tread for?" Well, my life is falling apart. My family is doing very badly financially and will be soon be forced to take out a loan on our home. My family is my 88 year old grandmother who owns the home and my 57 year old schizophrenic mother. Needless to say I didn't have a "normal" upbringing but then again many people don't... and have it worst. I have tried to help out financially but as a full time college student there is only so much that I can do. As I enter this upcoming spring semester of college, I have the opportunity to work at an Assisted Living Facility making $13.89 per hour but with no benefits. I am tempted to take on this job but career counselors at the college are urging me to establish more experience in the counseling field. So what would be the smart choice-- take this new job or build work experience? Either way, I will still be going to college.. I am hoping that I will have some extra financial aid money to help my family out. Please help me so I don't mess up my future.