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How did you guys decide what job you wanted to work in? Feels like I’ve tried everything. I take Maths, Business, and Psychology (also currently doing an EPQ and adding to my art portfolio) I was looking into stockbroking and architecture, but honestly I hear more bad than good about those two careers. Can’t say I’m passionate about anything, and I’ve racked my brain trying to figure out what job would suit me and I keep coming back empty handed... any help would be appreciated, ty
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It's taken me a long time to settle into a career. I work in software development/analysis for renewable energy. I've tried a few jobs and settled on this as it feels right and keeps me interested. With your A-level topics, you could be suited to software development/computer programming or numerical modelling. They require analytical thinking and, particularly with software development, can be creative and involve psychology, in terms of user experience.
Generally though, I'd try and get some work experience and research each viable career avenue thoroughly to help you decide. This could require a gap year. Then work backwards from the chosen career and choose which university course(s) would suit it best. As an alternative to university, you could do an apprenticeship and learn on the job.
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I’d get an apprenticeship in anything you’re vaguely interested in and then go from there
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Thank you both for your replies, I really appreciate it. I’ll look into that, I had someone else recommend me computer programming but I felt opposed to it cause I didn’t really know what it was, but work experience / apprenticeship sounds like a good way to go, it’ll make settling down easier
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laurie_wilko87 Thisismyunitsr
Thank you both for your replies, I really appreciate it. I’ll look into that, I had someone else recommend me computer programming but I felt opposed to it cause I didn’t really know what it was, but work experience / apprenticeship sounds like a good way to go, it’ll make settling down easier
University really isn’t worth it unless a degree is a requirement for your job or you are very interested in your subject. Besides you can go to university at any age (not just 18) and often you are better off having gone to university later in life.
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Simple questions
- do you prefer dealing with numbers or people?
- do you want a 'city' job or one with 'social value'?
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I prefer dealing with numbers and I’d rather work at a job with social value
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Simple questions
- do you prefer dealing with numbers or people?
- do you want a 'city' job or one with 'social value'?
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I prefer dealing with numbers and I’d rather work at a job with social value
Degrees :
Economics and Social Statistics : https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...al-statistics/
Social Analytics : https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...-analytics-bsc
Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...tive-research/
Applied Maths and Statistics : https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools...thematics.aspx

Look at these two schemes for graduates :
Government Social Research - https://www.faststream.gov.uk/govern...ice/index.html
Goveenment Statistcs Service - https://www.faststream.gov.uk/govern...ice/index.html
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Degrees :
Economics and Social Statistics : https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...al-statistics/
Social Analytics : https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...-analytics-bsc
Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...tive-research/
Applied Maths and Statistics : https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools...thematics.aspx

Look at these two schemes for graduates :
Government Social Research - https://www.faststream.gov.uk/govern...ice/index.html
Goveenment Statistcs Service - https://www.faststream.gov.uk/govern...ice/index.html
Thank you so much for your help!
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