Which major should I go for to get my dream job?
I’m starting college in the fall and I’m going for a double major. My end goal is to help find sex trafficking victims online. I’m not interested or capable of doing field work. I’ll be going for computer sciences but I can’t decide if social work or criminal justice would be the right way to go. I’m not even sure if this kind of job exists but here’s hoping. #college #human-trafficking #job-search #college-major #computer-science #career
Cyber Security is the right path to go. It is the future now with AI developing. With the technology uprising you will be able to have a career and pursue your goal in preventing sex trafficking online. This career will teach you many skills. I don't think you will be able to get the skills you need in a major in social work or criminal justice. Of course you can always get a minor degree in Criminal Justice to have a grasp idea of how agencies have a process in combating sex trafficking online.
In this major, with the technology out there you will be able to create algorithm platform that could help law enforcement and agencies (ex. FBI) all over on tracking down sex trafficking online. What I mean about platforms is you would be able to create a system online that would look for clues, patterns about a person that is missing or being used for sex trafficking. There are career jobs that need people with Cyber Security skills. Of course if you decide to pursue this path their are certifications that could help you. Below are a list of URLs that would help you.
https://www.comptia.org/certifications - Security+ and others.
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I understand the problem you want to solve, though this is still a broad area. There are varying needs such as:
1. Helping victims recover - could be social work or psychology
2. Punishing criminals - could be law or criminology
3. Online techniques to catch cybercrime - great focus in your Computer Science degree
For #3, you may want to explore jobs in "Trust & Safety". Tech companies such as Google and Facebook have this.
You may be to find some ideas for related jobs at the URLs below.
All the best for the semester and good luck!
Hope this helps you.
And look for job postings that interest you and look at what the requirements are. Should help you get a clear picture of where to start.