Not saying I am burning out, but I am getting tired of some of the people I have to deal with. Not so much clients either. And my pay sucks. In part because I am a pay grade below case worker. There is a position opening up soon which might solve the money issue but not the various stressors that are making me want change, Also I am not sure if what I am doing is the best use of my talents and abilities. I know there is something out there that could make more use of my talents and passions.
There are some private sector jobs available in this area I might be good at and within my qualifications. The local tobacco cessation program is hiring and it would be maybe 7-8k more a year salary.
I was thinking about getting some IT certifications. I could study for those independently and take the tests as money allows. I built this computer and run Linux on it so I should be able to do a good portion of self teaching. But I would need to figure out what certs would make me the most employable. This is maybe a more medium term play than short term, but I think I could get certified within 6 months if I worked hard at it.
Long term I would like to write. My current job makes taking a creative writing class much more difficult.