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I have a BS degree in communications that has failed me miserably in terms of finding a good job.

I'm now considering going back to study something else that is more useful to the real world.

I need to find something that will teach skills, not useless knowledge. Something with computers sounded perfect, but I don't think I'm smart enough for IT. I suck at math and science. In fact, I'm not overly smart. I barely maintained a "B" average despite probably studying twice as much as the average person.

Then I thought maybe Graphic Design. I like the idea of facing a computer all day instead of people. But it seems like a highly competitive field with few opportunities for beginners straight out of school.

I don't know where to turn now? You guys got any recommendations? Something that pays reasonably well, has minimal social interaction, and the field isn't completely saturated.
 

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If your not good at math and science it rule out alot of good paying, great jobs. I'm not. I got low 60's in science in highschool. The memorization was ridiculous.

Are you good at drawing is that why you want to take graphic design?

Maybe, you should go see a guidance counsellor. Before I returned to school, I researched programs for 3 years. I was really torn. It's a good way to narrow down your options. Write down your dream jobs.
 

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I wouldn't completely give up on your degree. Perhaps you can't find a paying job, but have you looked into internships/volunteering? My English degree got me nowhere until I scored an editorial internship at a publishing house. I looked a lot more desirable with that on my resume. It kind of sucks to work for no money, but for me, it was well worth it.
 

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Ok, this would require more than minimal social interaction, but how would you feel about becoming a Physician's Assistant? It would require 2 more years of school if you already have a 4-year degree. Apparently, the entry level rate is about $75k, and people end up making about $120k once they get experience. I know a few people in the field and I wish I went that route! It's a growing field.
 

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You guys got any recommendations? Something that pays reasonably well, has minimal social interaction, and the field isn't completely saturated.
Here's the list of degrees by the average starting salary:

Chemical engineering - $53,659
Computer science - $51,523
Electrical engineering - $51,113
Mechanical engineering - $50,806
Information science - $43,741
Civil engineering - $43,159
Accounting - $43,050
Economics/finance - $40,719
Nursing - $38,788
Business administration - $38,357
Marketing - $37,519
Political science - $32,296
English - $31,113
Elementary education - $30,364
History - $30,344
Biology/life sciences - $29,629
Liberal arts (as a group) - $29,060
Psychology - $28,230
 
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