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Hello, all! My name is JayJay and I'm new to this forum! It's very nice to meet you all. :) A little about me is I am currently in school for echocardiography (ultrasound for the heart!) and a currently debating on whether or not to obtain my bachelor's in it, or just settle with my associate's degree. My ultimate goal is to live and work in Japan, it has been since I was a young girl! I'm 21 in December and just as eager and bent towards wanting to move there. Currently I'm in the process of mapping out my five year plan, and I'm hoping to receive some kind answers as to what are good pursuits to follow. I could obtain my bachelors degree after, or start working and save up for a few years and then attend a college or language school in japan for a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering (which was my original major before covid) or Japanese. Here's basically a more organized breakdown of the possibilities and the questions they pose.



Plan 1.) Obtain my bachelor's degree in echo in the united states, pay off student debt and learn Japanese for a year or two while I work before planning to go to Japan for work life. (what jobs am I eligible for with this particular degree beyond teaching, which I wouldn't mind, I like kids and was a swim teacher for awhile. I'm just concerned on random placement and the less than bright looking salary)



Plan 2.) Obtain my associate's degree in echo in the united states and work for a few years to save up a large chunk of money and then go to language school in Osaka to receive an associates degree and the possibility of transferring into a four year institute for a bachelor's degree in Japanese. I'd likely go back to the states afterwards because holding only a bachelor's degree in the language doesn't seem like I'd be scoring any job offers lol



Plan 3.) Obtain my associate's degree in echo in the united states and work for a few years to save up money and obtain a tutor to learn while I'm working and saving up money. After about 3-4 years, then apply to a degree program taught in English (like Tohoku university) for aerospace engineering, get my degree there and see what job opportunities are available to me. (Would be degree be useful anywhere beyond Japan?)



I'm choosing to work in echo for a few years so I can pay for any of these plans out of pocket and still be able to take care of myself securely without finding myself greatly struggling while in school or travelling. Any advice? I've been doing my best to research and learn what opportunities are available, but I'm not one with a ton of free time, so any kind words of wisdom or kind opinions would be greatly appreciated! I really want to be able to move to Japan by 2027 at the latest! I should also add in that after I get my associate's degree I fully intend to hire a language teacher and will study and learn Japanese for a few years before moving to Japan!

thank you so much for taking the time to read this! :)
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I see you have already received advice plentifully in the other thread. :)
 

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Hello, all! My name is JayJay and I'm new to this forum! It's very nice to meet you all. :) A little about me is I am currently in school for echocardiography (ultrasound for the heart!) and a currently debating on whether or not to obtain my bachelor's in it, or just settle with my associate's degree. My ultimate goal is to live and work in Japan, it has been since I was a young girl! I'm 21 in December and just as eager and bent towards wanting to move there. Currently I'm in the process of mapping out my five year plan, and I'm hoping to receive some kind answers as to what are good pursuits to follow. I could obtain my bachelors degree after, or start working and save up for a few years and then attend a college or language school in japan for a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering (which was my original major before covid) or Japanese. Here's basically a more organized breakdown of the possibilities and the questions they pose.



Plan 1.) Obtain my bachelor's degree in echo in the united states, pay off student debt and learn Japanese for a year or two while I work before planning to go to Japan for work life. (what jobs am I eligible for with this particular degree beyond teaching, which I wouldn't mind, I like kids and was a swim teacher for awhile. I'm just concerned on random placement and the less than bright looking salary)



Plan 2.) Obtain my associate's degree in echo in the united states and work for a few years to save up a large chunk of money and then go to language school in Osaka to receive an associates degree and the possibility of transferring into a four year institute for a bachelor's degree in Japanese. I'd likely go back to the states afterwards because holding only a bachelor's degree in the language doesn't seem like I'd be scoring any job offers lol



Plan 3.) Obtain my associate's degree in echo in the united states and work for a few years to save up money and obtain a tutor to learn while I'm working and saving up money. After about 3-4 years, then apply to a degree program taught in English (like Tohoku university) for aerospace engineering, get my degree there and see what job opportunities are available to me. (Would be degree be useful anywhere beyond Japan?)



I'm choosing to work in echo for a few years so I can pay for any of these plans out of pocket and still be able to take care of myself securely without finding myself greatly struggling while in school or travelling. Any advice? I've been doing my best to research and learn what opportunities are available, but I'm not one with a ton of free time, so any kind words of wisdom or kind opinions would be greatly appreciated! I really want to be able to move to Japan by 2027 at the latest! I should also add in that after I get my associate's degree I fully intend to hire a language teacher and will study and learn Japanese for a few years before moving to Japan!

thank you so much for taking the time to read this! :)
Good afternoon JayJay, and welcome ;-) If you do decide to live and work in Japan, make sure you're hired from the United States and try to work for the Japan Gov't as your first employment. Reason is, the Jgov't will help you get situated in Japan and assist you with finding a place to live(normally a nicer place/area). Then maybe later, you can venture out in the private sector, and find your DREAM job. Please be mindful of...Japan is a great place to visit, but to live and work here as a foreigner is totally different...;-) Good Luck!!!
 
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