You can expect to balance work and life fairly simply. I will state I normally work just 20 hours a week. But with the workplace the way it is there is some time to do your homework or read your textbook in between calls. I normally pick up shifts due to the fact that it will stop me from procrastinating with my homework and get it done here in the office which can free up some time for you to have your on personal time. As well it depends on the hours you work.