Professional jobs that don't involve spending all day on the computer
I'm a political science college grad with experience working in the courts system, legal support, and criminal justice policy. I've realized that I don't like spending all day on the computer, and most of the professional jobs that I've had involve a lot of solo computer work. This last semester, I was a teaching assistant, and it was really fun to spend my time teaching and attending class, and communicating with the students and the professor. I don' t mind computer work, especially if it involves communicating with others in some way, but my ideal would be about 3 to 4 hours per day rather than 8 or 9.
I'm looking at what my next steps will be after the pandemic and wondering where I can go from here that will involve moving around and communicating with people. Hoping to get ideas for an area of work, or a role within an area of work that makes sense with my experience!
Given my previous experience as a TA, I've considered some type of student support role in higher education. I've also considered criminal or regulatory investigations (or audit investigations) but I'm not sure if my experience would translate into that directly. I am also looking at admin roles in areas related to my experience that seem to involve a lot of coordinating logistics & communicating with others.
Thanks in advance for your time!
Have you considered a career in program management? I have many colleagues that are program managers in corporations and they certainly have to spend some time in front of computers, but other times, they're usually leading meetings or talking to various stake holders. For the foreseeable future, everything will be virtual, so those meetings will all happen in front of a computer, so perhaps it won't meet your requirement, but if you're interested in leading people that you aren't responsible for, program management might be worth looking into.
Wish you the best of luck!
It sounds like you have done well with your Pol Sci degree so far, but I do understand where you may get a little restless spending so much time on the computer and not having the socialization you may want. Teaching would definitely give you the socialization, challanges, and would be extremely rewarding. You might try substituting before going through getting certified to teach (below is the website with this information) I also looked up websites which had some career suggestions for individuals with Political Science degrees (which I also listed below).
Eva, my suggestion would be do some research, see what type of jobs are out there, get an idea of how much time you would spend on the computer vs. social interaction. The main thing I would strongly suggest you do is try to decide what type of occupation would you feel would suit you best and make you happy.
I wish you the best of luck with your decision and selection of your ideal career.
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