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eliza_non

I have an arts degree and have ended up in cyber security. huge growth idustry that is REALLY bad at comms....

 

So if you can write, and think critically, there might be a job for you.

 

Thanks for that. Did you end up doing additional study in cyber security?

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TigerQueenofSheeba

I have an arts degree and have ended up in cyber security. huge growth idustry that is REALLY bad at comms....

 

So if you can write, and think critically, there might be a job for you.

 

What do you do in cyber security and how did you get into it?

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c.sanders

I probably asked a similar a

Question a few years back in EB. I was working in govt and no idea where to go. I ended up doing a Masters in Commerce (not that it's required, but I wanted to). It was only after I began job hunting at the end of my degree that I realised I could pivot and utilise my past experiences to have a pretty good headstart in changing my career. This has meant I could specialise in a niche part of my new industry. It's also meant that 1year on from finishing up in govt my salary has almost doubled and a space I know I have a future in.

 

My point is though, a few years ago I just felt so so dumb and incapable and thought I had no positive future prospects. It always seemed like other people were so smart in making a career etc. Reality was I needed to shift my thinking and not underestimate my skills which managers and I had done for so long.

 

There are a lot of weird and random and specialised jobs out there that require unique skills and they pay well. You would be amazed.

 

 

Even if it means you have to do a short course. Or something. But definitely focus on what you find interesting.

 

Can you give us more clarity on what skills you have and what you enjoy?

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pinkflamingo

If you are in Melbourne Air Traffic Controller. Great if you are visual spacial.

 

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/careers/air-traffic-controller/air-traffic-control-in-training-program/

 

There are lots of female controllers. Some work part time, but are still on excellent money. And, although it’s low, you get paid to be a trainee!

 

It is quite competitive to get into though!

 

You don’t even have to stay in Melbourne!

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eliza_non

My point is though, a few years ago I just felt so so dumb and incapable and thought I had no positive future prospects. It always seemed like other people were so smart in making a career etc. Reality was I needed to shift my thinking and not underestimate my skills which managers and I had done for so long.

 

Thank you for the positive story. Just hearing some of the careers being mentioned here has been encouraging. I think I've always lacked a bit of confidence and when I hear of some of the careers that people have, I automatically think, 'I'm not good enough to do that', which I think I need to challenge.

 

A couple of things have piqued my interest and I've been looking at postgrad study in a few areas including Communication, Digital Media, Business Administration and Public Policy today.

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lizzzard

I have an arts degree and have ended up in cyber security. huge growth idustry that is REALLY bad at comms....

 

So if you can write, and think critically, there might be a job for you.

Sooooo true!!!

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just roses

Do you have a university nearby?

 

I found uni to be a gold mine of job opportunities for people willing to start at the bottom (admin pool) and work up. There are a lot of jobs advertised internally and you can move sideways and up into all sorts of interesting roles.

 

These are professional roles, rather than academic (where there's awful casualisation), and there's a lot of varied opportunities.

 

Over five years, I did research assistant work, marketing, events planning, casual tutoring, public relations, project management and more. And it all started with a cold call email when I was home with a baby and bored.

 

ETA: I was qualified for none of the above, beyond having an arts (journalism) degree. I just had a habit of saying 'yes' when the next opportunity came and they always did come!

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Veritas Vinum Arte

 

 

There are lots of female controllers. Some work part time, but are still on excellent money. And, although it’s low, you get paid to be a trainee!

 

It is quite competitive to get into though!

 

You don’t even have to stay in Melbourne!

 

Air Traffic Controller is on my list for a few years time if current job application fails. I am very visual spacial (top 0.02% of population on IQ test) so it is my potential future work once all kids in high school.

 

 

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CallMeFeral

Anything in the health field, ageing population, disability is a growing field. Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Work, OT, Physio, Speech are in short supply

 

I see a lot of counsellors struggling to start up and make a name for themselves, psychology is a 6 year lead time and psychiatry more like 15. Not sure about the others.

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ERipley

 

 

Air Traffic Controller is on my list for a few years time if current job application fails. I am very visual spacial (top 0.02% of population on IQ test) so it is my potential future work once all kids in high school.

 

That job seems so incredibly stressful! Would you worry about having the kind of responsibility? Maybe I watch too much Air Crash Investigation...

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Winter frost

Not sure where you are located. If it is vic I’d avoid a plan to move into govt in the next 3 years. Whilst all give govt go through highs and lows currently vic govt is having a massive low swing. There won’t be a lot of external jobs for at least 3 years or so until there is a new injection of money.

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Veritas Vinum Arte

That job seems so incredibly stressful! Would you worry about having the kind of responsibility? Maybe I watch too much Air Crash Investigation...

 

With my pilot want to be DS we have the full collection of Aircrash DVDs.... we love to watch that show. I once gad to tell DS that he was not allowed to watch the season on his ipad when we flew to the USA as it may upset the people he was sitting next to.

 

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Apageintime

Thanks for that. Did you end up doing additional study in cyber security?

 

I did a few short courses, but it was at at level transfer at my current work.

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ERipley

 

 

With my pilot want to be DS we have the full collection of Aircrash DVDs.... we love to watch that show. I once gad to tell DS that he was not allowed to watch the season on his ipad when we flew to the USA as it may upset the people he was sitting next to.

 

Your son sounds awesome!

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