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RThat certainly was selfish of them - and working you with no pay was possibly against the law. Is there any chance of reminding them of their empty promises, and shaming them into paying for your extra studies ?
Lets see what other readers may say, tomorrow - explore possibilities for part-time, evening classes, and other ways of adding to your educational qualifications.
Sorry to hear the psychologist you saw wasn't useful - the right ones should be able to asess your skills and aptitudes, and your interests, and to recommend a range of activities in which you could succeed AND enjoy the work.
I don't know enough about marine biology to be sure - are there enough viable jobs in that field, to make it worth the extra studies ? And what are the course requirements and length,
These days one could probably find quite a bit of the information online, which would be quicker that using the slow posts.
30 isn't too old to start any field of studies - I have known people start medical school that old and older. Though in some courses, like medicine, they tend to discourage this both because the course is extremely tiring, and very long, so that it would be years later, even of one passed every exam first time, before one could eventually enter practice. But other fields of biology should be practical.
I wonder whether the dept of labour provides some facilities for skills testing, and proper expert advice on carrer choice for the many people who missed out the first time round.
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