United States
May 15, 2016 10:59am CST
I am about one year away from getting my degree in Sociology. I have been trying to get this degree since I was 18. I am 29 now. Life happens, and I have stopped and went back several times. Now that I am on this path, I'm not sure if it is even what I want to do. Everyone tells me to just get the degree, becuz having a degree is so much better than not having one. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a maternity care coordinator or social worker. But as life went on, I realized it is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. It may be selfish of me, but it just seems like such a sad career. I have always wanted to help people, but realized that you cant always help them and that I may see more negative than positive. If that makes any sense. Do you have a degree in sociology? What are some ways to use a sociology degree other than for social work?
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• Waltham, Massachusetts
16 May 16
I am pursuing a career in psychology and will get my bachelor's next spring when I'm 38. I also went to school on and off, marriage, divorce, child, health and financial issues all delayed it. I want to be a psychological research assistant and eventually get my masters then be a therapist or counselor. I don't know what else you can do with a sociology degree but you can speak to an advisor or career services if your school has that and research it. I think it's worth finishing the degree and trying the work and seeing how it makes you feel. You can go from there.
• United States
16 May 16
Yes I think I will go ahead and finish my degree. I spent all this money on it, and I need to finish what I started. Congratulations on your graduation next spring. If I go ahead and start in august, I will be graduating then as well. Thank you for commenting.
@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
15 May 16
i hope you find what you want.
• United States
16 May 16
Thank you
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@zarlamain (24866)
• United States
25 May 16
I wanted to be a fashion designer all throughout high school. I ended up getting a degree in management, did an internship, and started working at my current company. I had to be realistic. I wanted to be a fashion designer, but the chances of becoming successful in the fashion world didn't look as promising as a business degree. Besides, fashion school was a lot more expensive than a college. I hope you find what you want to do! Don't give up!