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    I am currently 22 and will be 23 when I start uni in September, I have a place at Hull for Education and Special Needs and I am excited about moving out. However, I am leaving full time work as a teaching assistant in a college for Autistic young adults in order to pursuit this degree and I am really worried that I will not be able to get a better job once I leave uni. I just want it to be worth it. It will be strange not being paid every month any more, however small the amount. Do you think it is a degree with prospects?
    I have spent the last 5 years since A Levels, at College getting a BTEC National Diploma in Childcare for 2 years, I then walked straight into a full time job as a support worker for profoundly disabled adults in their 40's in residential care and they paid for me to do my Health and Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship which took a while but I did it at home, I left after 2 years to move into a more education focussed environment. I have now been in the specialist College for 8 months and I have been doing a distance learning Advanced Certificate with Birmingham Uni this year in Autism which is interesting but finishes in August so I have not stopped studying.
    I am not entirely sure what I want to do after my degree, maybe a teacher or disability/ autism support in a college or uni.
    Sorry I have ranted on a bit but do you think that it is a real risk that I may find myself without a job after uni due to all my skills being in 1 area?
    I still live at home with my parents and I can't wait to move out in September and become more independent and dedicate my time to studying a subject I love.
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    Nobody who goes to uni, knows whether they'll get a job when they graduate. In many ways, leaving a job to go to uni is a real leap of faith.

    Having said that, you're doing a vocational degree in a field which is crying out for properly trained staff. With your professional background plus a relevant degree, your chances of employment after graduating are probably about as good as you can get.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    Nobody who goes to uni, knows whether they'll get a job when they graduate. In many ways, leaving a job to go to uni is a real leap of faith.

    Having said that, you're doing a vocational degree in a field which is crying out for properly trained staff. With your professional background plus a relevant degree, your chances of employment after graduating are probably about as good as you can get.
    Thanks for your reply! It has settled my mind. I know it is a leap of faith to leave work but I will hopefully learn a lot on the way. Thank you
 
 
 
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