Let’s play a game of true or false as we try debunk commonly held misconceptions about a few university degrees and subjects. This is especially relevant to those looking to enter tertiary education sometime in the future. The answers are in the pictures...
Psychology largely focuses on mental health and mental illness. This can range from eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, ADHD and more. It is also separate from psychiatry (which requires a medical degree). So if you are invested in the wellbeing and mental health of people, consider taking this subject, getting into honours and later qualifying as a psychologist. .
You may eventually do this later in your career as an advocate or an attorney with the right of appearance. But, the majority of the legal field consists of paperwork and going over legal documents in fine detail. Those that are great at debating- don’t despair. You will eventually get to show this skill off, but in a specified setting.
You can learn all the fundamentals of coding in Computer Science without any prior experience in programming. All these core concepts will be covered in 1st year. If this is something that you are interested in, it still remains a viable option, even without prior experience.
Journalism degrees are sparse in South Africa. As an alternative, consider joining your university’s newspaper, if a degree is not an option. This way you can get a wealth of experience, immerse yourself in your university’s affairs and connect with new people. This can also all be done whilst studding a vastly different degree.
Engineers frequently work in offices and solve complex problems (ones that usually don’t have existing solutions). As a result, this degree will often rely on mathematics and equations. Additionally, there are various types of engineering, ranging from chemical to electrical, amongst others. This is also a field that has a distinct lack of women. We encourage more to sign up.
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Keep a lookout for a blog post in the future about more decoded degree and career myths.