Tech Degree/Career as Lib. Art Major? How do I get in the Door and What Door do I get in?
April 15, 2008 7:30 PM Subscribe
I'm a liberal arts major. I'm considering Law School or a Masters but according to US News & WR Even college grads might want to consider blue-collar careers
. I live Near Wake Tech (a well respected Technical/Community College) and like the idea of a steady, secure 9-5ish type job. Salary is not critical, as long as I can live reasonably comfortably. So what are my best options? (See More Below)
posted by DetonatedManiac to Work & Money (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I originally was gonna write this as "What IT or Computer Degree Could I get to predictably lead to a steady job" but decided to open it up a bit, so any technical, IT, blue collar, "green collar" or "computer blue collar" (if there is such a thing) careers are open.
The limitations are:
1- I can get any Training/Degree needed at Wake Tech (or near by),
2 -The Training/Degree is a reasonably straight line to employment
3 There are jobs here in NC (though eventually I may move to Denver or the North West)
Pluses if the Degree/Career:
- is a job that allows me to be "creative" in some meaningful way
- is mostly indoor/non-physical work
- is computer related,
- benefits the environment,
- is at all realated to games or simulations
- I get to interact with people a fair bit.
EXTRA DETAIL: I have considered, and sometimes still consider becoming a Game Designer. I even seriously looked at becoming a programmer to that end. I like programming and "tinkering" with scripts but in then end do not think I have a programmer mentality, attention to detail and so forth. Plus, though I don't have a problem with math, as a Lib. Art Major, math is not my strong suit.
Additionally, the Computer Game Design field is, as I understand, a very non-linear and grueling career... I just want a straight forward path to a job at this point. If I can keep game design as a hobby and possibly move into it professionally later, so much the better.
Thanks for any input... it helps a semi lost 23 year old.