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

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 106
330 posts
Helper bee

My degree is in accounting and finance, and my career is in software. 

My business background and the university I attended helped me get my foot in the door, but I have never worked in accounting or finance and don’t plan on it!

Post # 107
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. 

Working the same office job I had when I was going to school. So, no, it didn’t help me one bit. Three+ years out, and still can’t get a job. 

Post # 108
2306 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I have a bachelor of science in nursing from a 4 year university. I am a nursing informatics educator for a state university hospital.

Post # 109
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have a degree in sociology and I am currently working at a higher ed institution administratively.

Post # 110
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders and just finished my MS in Speech Language Pathology.

Throughout my Masters program I have worked as a Bookkeeper, which has recently transitioned into more of a Medical Biller/Coder position to meet the needs of the company. While I’m required to have a degree for that position, the training was on the job. I got the position because of years of volunteering at that agency.

Next month I start my career as a Speech Language Pathologist at a school and will be using both of my degrees every day! I will still keep my medical billing job as a side gig though since I work from home anyway. Anything to get my loans repaid faster!

Post # 111
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018- Stan Hywet Gardens

My undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Marketing and I also hold an MBA in Marketing. I am currently a marketing coordinator for a digital agency. 

Post # 112
75 posts
Worker bee

Degree (Undergrad): Biology (Grad): Public Health

Job: Reserach Chemist for the Federal Government

My degree absolutely helped me get my current job.

Post # 113
590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal

I have a Bachelors degree in Government with a concentration in International Relations. I am an Executive Assistant for a firm that specializes in Corporate Restructuring in the healthcare industry. Not even close to my major but I love my job! My boss sits as the Chairman and CEO for multiple corporations so I get to plan and run all of the events (Board meetings, Cabinets, Summits, Symposiums, etc.) I get to travel a ton with ridiculous accommodations and perks. My boss owns his own jet, so I don’t fly commercial😁. While I’m not working in the field I anticipated, I am really enjoying this exciting position. 

Post # 114
51 posts
Worker bee

Surprised how many people here actually found great jobs with their degree! 🙂


My path was longer.  I have a BA in Psychology and wasn’t sure what to do.  I wanted to get into HR and didn’t ever have any luck.  I finally took a graduate certificate in HR and just finally landed a great job working at a Behavioral Health company in Human Resources. 🙂

Post # 115
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I have a Masters in Elementary Education.  Undergraduate is a dual degree in Environmental Science and American Studies.  

I have 2 jobs: elementary school teacher and professional aerialist.

Post # 116
2990 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I have a BA in Psychology, and I work as an front desk administrative assistant in a campus social services office. It definitely helped me out-compete the other applicants, but the request for a Psych/Sociology major was more of a “preferred qualification” than anything required. I should probably add that the main specialty I have is customer service (I’ve actually been asked to teach people my parents’ age how to be outstanding service professionals), and I’m a social person, so I naturally gravitate towards jobs where I can talk to people all day long. 

My husband also majored in Psychology, and his career was programmer (self-taught). Now he’s middle management, with “Director” positions. I think he wants to be a CTO someday. Just wanted to point out that if you can gain valuable skills on your own, you don’t need additional degrees. 

Post # 117
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have a college diploma (I think the equivalent of a US Associate’s? 2-year program) in public relations and my BA in Women’s and Gender Studies. I work in nonprofit communications so my college is directly applicable. I did my BA mostly just to have a degree, but of course the generic critical thinking skills etc. always apply. And I work for a very social justice oriented employer so my background has come in handy. I volunteered and worked in gender/sexuality-related environments all through my undergrad and college so I had a solid four years of work experience by the time I left school.

I’m doing my master’s in nonprofit and philanthropy now in the hopes of eventually becoming an ED.

Post # 118
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a BA in Sociology, which is pretty unrelated to my work (I’m a high school ESL teacher). However, I also have a Master’s of Education, so without that, I wouldn’t have my job!

Post # 119
2171 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a BS in Technical Theatre, where I specialized in costume design. 

Currently, I work as an admiinistrative assistant for a commercial fencing company. There are not specific things I learned in college that help me in this job. More broad things, like being organized, taking good notes, and all the work experience I have under my best since I graduated college 13yrs ago, (gosh I feel old!) 

I did work in theater consistently for about 5yrs, until 2008 and the economy took a hit. Then i worked as a restuarant manager, which was great in the long run, really sucked while I was living it. I ate a lot of humble pie, I didn’t know what I was doing at all, was not qualified for the position, and ended up crying every night for the first year. But I stuck it out, was there 6 yrs, and learned a lot. About customer service, managing employees (good and bad, mostly by doing the wrong things then realizing how bad it was much later!) and I learned that if I want to figure out how to do a job well, I can. 

That experience helped me more than anything else. Now when I struggle at my current job, I have the confidence to know that I will figure out a way to not make the same mistake again. I take killer notes, am severely organized, and want to learn everything. 

If someone had told me in college I would be doing this now, and actually enjoying it, I would have said they are crazy. I thought I was going to travel around, sewing at different theaters, work my way up with some into doing costume design, go back get my masters degree, then teach costuming at a University somewhere. LOL! That is not what life had in store for me, and that is ok.


OP, I think you should finish you degree as is. Its understandable to second guess yourself, but just graduating with a degree is more important than having all the right classes for the profession you want. You can try to work in classes that pertain to what you are currently thinking about pursuing, if it would count toward your credits. Or you can try to look into what those positions look for in hiring people and see how you can incorporate that into your resume.

Just apply for the jobs you want, have the skills they are looking for, and having a degree is good but not everything. Once you start working, you will gain the experience to excel in whatever position you want. Also, the only way to know what is going to work for you, is to actually do the job. There is only so much research can tell you, you have to do the work daily to really know for sure. 

Good luck!

Post # 120
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have a B.S. degree in Animal Science (basically useless, minus the fact that I at least have a degree). I currently work in health insurance and enjoy it for the most part, and it pays the bills 🙂

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