(Closed) What was your degree in and what is your current job?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 46
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Helper bee

My undergrad is in Human Development. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I applied to the Masters in Counseling program with an emphasis in School Counseling and got in. I am now a full time School Counselor. A job I could not get without my masters in counseling. 

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have an Associates of Science in Nursing. I’m an RN at a private surgical hospital. Depending on where you live, an Associates is a great way to go to get started in nursing (though I would suggest getting your BSN eventually). It’s pocket change compared to getting your BSN, and the pay is usually the same in the end. Whenever I go back to school (would like to have 1 or 2 kids first), I’m going to go for my Masters so I can teach nursing 🙂

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology specializing in Gender, Work, and Family

Currently work in Media Relations. My commerce degree absolutely helped me get this job. I learned so much doing my B Comm. It was a fantastic choice.

My BA in Soci is nice to have, but I’m not sure it helped me get my current job. I think this degree helped me become a more critical and objective thinker and also to be more well-rounded. I love both degrees 🙂

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

My ungrad degree was environmental science and my masters focused on environmental data. I work in an environmental field in quite a niche area that I’ve done two dissertations and a thesis in. I got my first job because I realised entry level jobs aren’t always near your home and sometimes you have to move or commute. I also took a temporary job on a three month contract. My degree helped somewhat but I could have done the job without my degree. My second job I got because of my experience and masters. I’ve shifted from the track of my masters somewhat now but it was still important in moving me into this path. So instead of working inside dealing with data, I’ve moved outside and deal with people more.

My DH did biomedical science for his degree. He works as a tax accountant. He got his job by exploring the transferable skills that his degree had taught him and then progressed by being willing to do extra qualifications through work. He loves his job too so doesn’t wish he worked in his field. So you don’t always need to work in a field related to your degree. There’s usually several paths to what you want to do and on one oath you might find you really like a certain aspect more, which is currently where I am and exploring areas outside of my degrees (or trying anyway). 

Post # 50
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I have a high school diploma and the gift of gab. I work in clinical research for a state university.

Im probably the exception, not the rule.

Post # 51
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Blushing bee

My degree directly relates. I have a BA in Psychology (minor in Human Development & Family Studies). Now I do research for the government regarding on PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and suicide as it relates to combat veterans. The goal is to get my Ph.D. one day and continue this line of work.

Post # 52
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

My degree was in Arts – English Literature & Writing. I currently work as a tax consultant in a tax firm. I don’t think my degree helped me get the job, but I am glad I did it.

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/PR. I am the Lead Client Care Representative and Admin Assistant at a Veterinary Hospital. I’ve had my role at the hospital longer than I’ve had my degree. 

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

My bachelor’s is in theology and my master’s is in counseling. I work as a mental health  therapist. My master’s is a requirement for my job. My bachelor’s is not, but I find it to be immensely useful. Though I work in a secular setting, many of my clients are searching for God’s presence or at least some deeper meaning in their lives. Though I try not to bring up my own beliefs, it is useful to be able to guide them through this journey. Finding the unconditional worth in my clients is also essential. Studying theology has been one of the biggest influences in my capacity to do so.

Post # 55
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Blushing bee

I have a bachelors and a masters in chemistry. I currently work as a laboratory analyst at a petroleum refinery. 

Post # 56
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Busy bee

Degree: Master of Social Work

Career: School Social Worker

I actually got my job offer while I was still an intern! 

Post # 57
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Sugar bee

BS History, Secondary Education. I taught for two years, worked at a small CPA firm as a bookkeeper where I also helped with recruiting and hiring, and then as a receptionist at a government agency where I also helped with recruiting and hiring, and now I’m an HR Generalist with a concentrating in recruiting and hiring. I’m in the middle of a MSHR program, and plan to get my PHR.

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I studied Commerce. Majored in Management. Graduated 3 years ago. I am a Regional Sales Manager at an IT company. I use a lot of what I learnt at university everyday so I am glad I did the degree I did. I also love my job.

A business/marketing/commerce degree was a pre-requisite for this job so yes. 100% worth it.

Also needed IT experience and luckily I did an internship at Microsoft that lead to a full time job offer before I even graduated so I came in here with 2 years’ IT experience too. 

 

Post # 59
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My undergraduate degree was in Gender and Women’s Studies.  When that became my main degree, I wanted to work at a non-profit.  However, about halfway through my junior year, I discovered I wanted to teach.  It would have added almost another 2 years to my undergrad, due to the student teaching.  Therefore, I just completed the Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies and did my M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Now I… (drum roll)

Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages.  So it definitely helped!  I teach at an elementary school with around 150 refugee students from all over the world.  

Also, I think the Gender and Women’s studies degree REALLY helped me with my communication and writing skills.  It also really helped me understand my own cultural biases when learning about other cultures.  I was so close-minded before, so I don’t think I would have been able to really love these students and their stories as much as I do no.  (I also don’t think I would have been able to make my intercultural/international relationship with the man who will be my husband in 17 days work either!)

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Degree: Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene 

Career: Dental Hygienist 

Hopefully, in a few years, dental school with yield a Degree in Dental Sciences, which will allow me to become a dentist. 

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