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[–]Hematomato 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Basically any of the office jobs, especially government and university jobs.

You can work, for example, for the state Comptroller's office. Or for the office of the Registrar at your school.

[–]NastyWetSmear 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's basically a degree in: "Can do basic things". You'll be able to get any common job before other people, but it won't open any specific doors for you except maybe things like museum curator.

[–]ID10T 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Not a lot TBH. You need a masters in fine arts to work in a museum. A gallery might hire you but it will be very low paying, you'll have to work your way up to earning commissions.

Bachelor of Arts will get you considered for a low level office job. Your best bet is to go for an internship at something that offers specialized or technical training.

I interned at a place that taught me very specialized software and I was good at it so that turned into a relatively high paying job just out of college.

[–]Polar64[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

The thing I'm worried most about is my parents want me to find a good job after I graduate and not be stuck in some cubicle. Ill see if I can find an internship, but should I try to study something else? I mean, what would you do if you were in my shoes?

[–]ID10T 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I can't say. Everyone has to make their own way in life. My career path has been completely unpredictable. I could have never have planned for it. I started in art school, and now I'm a software engineer. Never went to school for it, I'm self-taught, but surprisingly nobody has ever given a shit about a degree. Every place I've interviewed has only cared about what I've done and how well I do on the technical interviews (which in software engineering are extremely difficult).

You have to live for yourself though and not your parents. Never make a decision based on what your parents want. I have never regretted following my gut instinct. The only decisions I've regretted are where something didn't feel right but I did it anyway. Not that you shouldn't listen to your parents, they have a lot more experience in life and are probably going to give you a lot of good advice. Just that you should balance what they recommend with what you feel in your heart.

Some people know what they want to be when they are 10 years old and end up doing that for the rest of their lives, but most people try a lot of things before they find what they like.

Personally I wish I travelled more when I was younger, like go backpacking in Europe or something. Life experiences are far more valuable than material things.

[–]topiary2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I am in your shoes. My degree is less worthless than yours given that it is in the sciences. The problem is that most jobs that I saw years ago that required a degree back then only recommend it now instead. Salaries in my field has dropped from 70k to 40-50k part time.

That said, getting the paper alone, has been a huge waste of time. Luckily, I saw it coming ahead of time and have decided on working on my hard and soft skills.

That said, if you cannot find any job with an appropriate salary range equivalent to a 4-year degree, then your best bet would be to pursue entrepreneurship using whatever skills and talents you have developed along the way .

[–]Mcheetah 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Human Resources and/or Diversity Hire. If you're a straight white male, just "identify" as Trans and you'll be good. If all else fails, become a teacher/professor of Arts/Fine Arts.

[–]fla_ral 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Burger King

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)


[–]Jiminy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No need for college for that just paint and draw at home, keep practicing. Sell stuff online like Etsy. There's actually some great artists making decent cash, they have patreons, sell prints. Not rich I don't think but they do what they love and live off it which I respect.

[–]Titanic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Selling french fries. Being an art professor. Taking over the world with an iron fist.