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Best degree to get a career in aid/charity/victim support work... Watch

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    (Original post by Voltozonic)
    I'm currently in University doing an Engineering degree. The course has shown me how it's nothing I want to go into career-wise.

    Having high financial security isn't something that bothers me. I want to use my life to help others and not so much myself.

    I've done volunteer work previously for charities which has taken me overseas too and this kind of thing is something I would love to make a career out of. Helping others seems to be the only thing that will make me feel productive in life. I've always been a very caring and sensitive person to peoples hurt/hardship and I get immense joy out of comforting others or providing assistance/advice.

    I'm an avid follower of political and worldly issues. I'm the kind of guy people come to for advice during upsetting times.

    I want a career that will allow me to globally work in areas involving the helping/counselling of victims in the sense of disasters, crime etc. I'm quite passionate about equality between genders, the issue of rape, adjusting attitudes towards often debated societal issues etc etc.

    It's an area i'm very interested in and I see now i'm only studying Engineering because i've been taught growing up that it's a well paid and respected profession.

    What are the best alternative degrees to get me to where I want to go ?

    I want to spend my spare time volunteering wherever I possibly can. And would love to somehow incorporate this into my lifestyle for the future.
    I don't see why your current degree won't help you achieve your objective? After all, nine times out of ten an employer doesn't care what discipline your degree is in...

    Have a look at areas you'd like to work in, email companies that look appealing to you - have this discussion with them. Start networking and when you're finished your studies - chase your dream job!

    Good luck dude.
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