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Do I need a college degree to start a career in community management? If so, what type of degree would I need?

[This is part of a question series for CMX Summit to highlight exciting careers in community management. If you are interested in a career in community management, now would be a good time to ask a question of your own!]
College costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time. Students want to know if it’s worth the investment. When I am applying for a community management job, will I be competitive without a degree? Have you ever hired a community manager who did no have a college degree? If a degree is needed, what type of degree would I need (associates vs bachelors) and in what major? #community-management #community #college


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Carole’s Answer

Sometimes if you are lucky you can start in another job within a company and move up the ladder into management. Just know that it usually takes awhile for this to happen.

As far as the degree is concerned Business Degree in management. would be the best for you to move into any kind of management. In Community Management the bachelors degree will also help with getting a job. In this day and age many people have a business degree because it can be used in many jobs and for many different kinds of companies. After saying that it means that the competition will be great during the interviewing period because there will be many graduates possibly with or without experience. Depending on what kind of company you are interviewing with and what they are looking for, the person with the degree usually gets the interviews first, unless you are coming up within the company or know someone who might give you good reference.

A school career counselor Has many assessments that you can take at your local college if you set up a time to do so, and find out if a business degree is for you and in what area such as : Finance, Public Relation, Operations Management, Marketing and others.

Carole recommends the following next steps:

Check on the career counselor first of all check on the interest and personality assessment to see if that is really your career path.
Find a volunteer or paid job in a company, that will train you as a manager and that way you can get some experience to see if you like it.
Take a few business classes at a Community College or university so that you know what the Business Degree is all about.
Finally, Put all of these suggestions together and start researching for your future job/career to make it more beneficial to you and something that you want to do.
I think after you research the Business Degree area it will answer some of your questions and make sure you take those assessments it will help to make decisions. I wish the the best in your journey to find out about the Business World!

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Melissa’s Answer

Have you considered working in the city or county while going to school? I worked for the city for a time and found it incredibly helpful to learn the system and saw new ways to identify what in the community is the place I can make a difference

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Melissa’s Answer

Have you considered working in the city or county while going to school? I worked for the city for a time and found it incredibly helpful to learn the system and saw new ways to identify what in the community is the place I can make a difference

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