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    Am ancient (just turned 50) and am just commencing sociology and humanities access course. My aim is to start a degree in 2019. I know I will not be able to start a long term career when I (hopefully) graduate at the age of 54 and am wondering if anyone has suggestions as to which degree I should study? I am basically looking to get out of the minimum wage bracket which I am currently inhabiting. I am really good with people but I am not at all forceful which I feel alas rules me out of potential social work roles. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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    Hi Emma,
    I am currently on the same path as you i would also like to start an access course in September. I think your really inspirational to consider starting an
    access course in this period of your life; i say go for it!
    I would highly recommend looking into Occupational Therapy - this is the career i want to go into. It is highly rewarding and as you said you are good with
    people it would be an ideal role to look into.

    Amber
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    (Original post by emmamackay1)
    Am ancient (just turned 50) and am just commencing sociology and humanities access course. My aim is to start a degree in 2019. I know I will not be able to start a long term career when I (hopefully) graduate at the age of 54 and am wondering if anyone has suggestions as to which degree I should study? I am basically looking to get out of the minimum wage bracket which I am currently inhabiting. I am really good with people but I am not at all forceful which I feel alas rules me out of potential social work roles. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Hey there:hello:

    I've moved your thread into the Mature Students forum where you should be able to find the help and advice you need.

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    (Original post by 2018Amber)
    Hi Emma,
    I am currently on the same path as you i would also like to start an access course in September. I think your really inspirational to consider starting an
    access course in this period of your life; i say go for it!
    I would highly recommend looking into Occupational Therapy - this is the career i want to go into. It is highly rewarding and as you said you are good with
    people it would be an ideal role to look into.

    Amber
    Many thanks for the tip Amber - I shall start looking in to this option today
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    (Original post by emmamackay1)
    Am ancient (just turned 50) and am just commencing sociology and humanities access course. My aim is to start a degree in 2019. I know I will not be able to start a long term career when I (hopefully) graduate at the age of 54 and am wondering if anyone has suggestions as to which degree I should study? I am basically looking to get out of the minimum wage bracket which I am currently inhabiting. I am really good with people but I am not at all forceful which I feel alas rules me out of potential social work roles. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Have you thought about teaching?
 
 
 
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