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How can I choose a career path from a Social science degree and how can I prepare my self right now to be good at what I would like to do?

Over the years I had put much effort into passing my secondary and high school subjects. By God's grace, I passed all. It reached a time to select the best subjects to proceed with but since I was good at almost every subject, I chose the ones I chose. Fast forward to selecting a university major-I wanted to follow my passion. It was really hard to know my passion at that time and still, I don't know what my passion is, What I know is I like to be around people talk, and solve different challenges. I chose the major I thought would make me learn more about people's issues and their environment. I never regret selecting the major I did (Bachelor's degree in Social science). The problem comes I cannot select a specific career path and start to equip myself with the right skills from now. What can I do?

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Ashley’s Answer

Hi John - in addition to what everyone has shared, you can always go to grad school if you decide you want to try a new career path later down the line. I majored in Urban Studies in undergrad and loved it! I worked in nonprofits and k-12 education for years, and then I went back to grad school (business school) to get my Master's in Business Administration. Now I work in tech marketing and am enjoying learning something new. You can have many careers in your lifetime. Take your time.

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Michelle’s Answer

I minored in Social Science in college but obtained employment in my major for several years and than went into the social service field, so I was glad to see your question. What an exciting, satisfying career you have ahead of you !

The first thing you should do is create a resume which has all of your work experience, skills and education. Be sure to indicate and include any volunteer work you have done. Than you should apply for jobs, such as case management or any positions that would be available in social services agencies - offices that help people. Many of these jobs are Bachelor Degree level.

My first job in the field was as a coordinator for a Summer Youth Employment Program in New York City. I than obtained a job as a Client Coordinator at a transitional housing program.

The thing to remember is, you never know what opportunities will come your way. I would suggest registering and using Indeed.com and sign up for any social service job alerts. Keep in mind, as you know, Social Worker jobs are predominantly clinical therapy positions and require certification and most times at Master Degree level.

I had no idea what employment I was going to get but I applied to every appropriate place and always obtained very interesting work and much satisfaction. Best wishes to you in your endeavors !

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

Utilize Indeed.com for job search.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this is amazing! I really needed it. John
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Mary’s Answer

The only thing that comes to mind is taking an assessment which will zero in on specific strengths within you, your character and your personality.
I know the state usr to offer these assessments free, but you might need to Google further and see career assessment selections and see what pops up.
I know the colleges typically would give these assessments to my daughters thru their guidance and career counselors,
when in college but that was years ago.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the help. John
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