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Total Turmoil. - April 25th 2010, 06:18 PM

Sorry if this turns into a bit of a rant. But i'm so stressed out with thoughts of the future. I'm in my gap year before uni- got top a.level grades. But, now its time to make a decision about my future.

And i cant. Ever since i can remember i knew my job would be working with people, in a way to benefit society. Nothings changed.

But i dont know what. I've been accepted to study social work. But now i'm not sure, it seems really penpushing and very little personal interaction. Plus, i'm really interested in working more alongside the law. and have become very interested in probation officer.

But i'm so confused. Whether to do social care- instant wage, really hands on, train as you go. Social work- been accepted, good wage, uni. Probation officer- benefits society, good wage, variation, uni... but cant start until 21.


It feels stupid to give up a place at a top uni that i worked my arse of to get. And i'm scared i wouldnt get another offer if i wanted to try later/ or go for probation officer. But i dont know if social work is right for me anymore.

Please help. I've only got a few weeks left to make a huge decision.


   
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Re: Total Turmoil. - April 25th 2010, 06:27 PM

Well you seem to be doubting social work at the moment so I think you should try for one of the other two.

You could go for the social care first and if you find out you dislike it then you always have the option of going to uni for probation officer when you turn 21.


   
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Re: Total Turmoil. - April 25th 2010, 06:31 PM

I guess with social work- i love what it stands for, and i'd love the uni course. But i'm scared that the job itself wont be interactive enough. I want to be really hands on with the community. Not just asking questions and filling out the forms.

But i also dont want to just quit on it. then not be able to do anything... i'm so confused


   
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Re: Total Turmoil. - April 25th 2010, 06:34 PM

Is there anywhere in your town where you can maybe volunteer to get some hands on experience before you decide to do the uni course? That way you have some sort of idea of what the job will be like.


   
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Re: Total Turmoil. - April 25th 2010, 08:57 PM

^^ I agree

Also look at what else you can do with a social work degree, I'm sure you have other options than just being a social worker.


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