I live in california and I am about to get laid off/mortgage industry?

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I work in the mortgage industry and I am about to get laid off, I live in the san bernardino, as u might know, sellers were asking for HIGH sales prices and now it seems like everything is soo slow. My question is: What kind of job can I get or might be suited for with a Loan Officers/Managers Asst./Loan Coordinator.
Please dont say mortgage field becuase it is SLOW everywhere. And a loan officer is commission only, I prefer salaried. Serious answers please
I have been in the mortgage industry for 5 years

I have a BA in Psych….and getting Masters in Counseling….right now I’m unemployed and in my last position I worked as a Loan Officer in the mortgage industry, but I had to resign because of my high risk pregnancy and my husbands job relocated us down here….however, I got a job confirmed as a Loan Officer and I’m supposed to start Monday, but I really want to stay in my field of human services…I interviewed as a Clinical Coordinator for psychiatric clinic doing documentation, billing, and scheduling making 12.50/hr and it’s more stable…one of my references called me and told me that psychiatrist just called him wanting to talk about my potential employment with his office. Although, it is less money, the Loan Officer position is more commission, but of course there is a base + commission structure, but I really don’t feel like selling anymore…what to do??? the Psychiatrist has not officially offered me the job, but he really wanted me..

9 Comments
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    starting over
    January 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Go to banks and other finance companies.

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    elpadroni
    January 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    the chicago mercantile exchange has recently introduced multiple products for managing risk in the real-estate field-both residential and commercial. options on real-estate to be specific. this technically gives players the ability to speculate in real-estate without ever having to take control of physical property. they can even make money if prices fall given the correct play. to me this is a potential gold-mine. actual homeowners can hedge their homes’ value. where and how to educate people on the potential these products have? what firms or companies will be the first to begin talking with their clients about these risk management tools? guess there was no job suggestion there…good luck?

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    olliebee410
    January 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Have you thought about working at a regular bank in the loans department? I heard Washington Mutual’s a great place to work, quite relaxed compared to BofA…or Bank of Satan, shall I say.

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    acid tongue
    January 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    you can always camp out on the beach

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    kristen_coffaro
    January 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    move while you can. California, New Jersey, and NY taxes and other costs are rediculous the realestate is very slow here in NJ too. I still am trying to sell my house and it is still on the market 1 year six months now. the interest rate is climbing and the real estate to too high. if you are ready to get layed off, I would start looking for a job now. look everyware this way here you have enough time for when the time comes you have found a suitable job if not better than the one you have now. if you wait then you may have to settle for anything. look everyware. in your case I would look into anything with sales.

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    Respected One
    January 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Well, maybe work for a beauty supply store. They are soo much fun, I am sure you will have a pay cut but at least you will have fun

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    donmustard@sbcglobal.net
    January 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    do what you enjoy . the money will follow

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    ♥ ♥ ♥
    January 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    You need to do what YOU want to do…If you really want to work in the field you are interested then do it…no amount of money can truely buy happiness and if you can go to work everyday not regreting your career then you have done pretty well for yourself!! You also need to look at the possibilities of advancement in the clinic and how nice it will look on your resume after you accomplish your masters degree!!

    Good Luck to you!

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    Anne
    January 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Follow what it is that you are the most interested in or you aren’t going to be happy. I think the clinical coord. job sounds very interesting (even though very little money). If money isn’t a big issue, then follow your heart.

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