This is my first post and I really hope that you ladies can help me out! I am stuck at a real crossroads. I will try my best to explain succinctly...
I am 34 years old and I am just starting my undergraduate degree. I have failed to remain at university in the past (I started degrees in maths, physics, engineering and geology and had to leave each time due to health) due to a severe health condition, which is now resolved, so I am finally making up for lost time 😊 In 2018 I did manage to complete 2 years of a degree in Geology and Archaeology but again had to leave due to health.
I started back at university in September last year studying for an MA in Art History and Archaeology at a very prestigious university. I also work in a museum and I LOVE my job, hence the choice of degree.
However I think that deep down I'm a science girl. I miss the structure and satisfaction of maths and statistics. I also have high functioning autism and I therefore am a whiz with science and data but the long, convoluted readings for the arts and humanities are not really as suites to me. I also heard that there are very few jobs in the art history/Archaeology field and the ones that do crop up are pretty low/average pay, and highly competitive to get into.
So I actually applied to an online degree in data science with the Open University which starts now.... And I was accepted. But now I just don't know which to do! I love both fields and I'm finding it really hard to make a decision. Any insights or advice that you can give me would be extremely helpful and appreciated!
PS - I live in Scotland so I do not have to pay for tuition so this is not a factor in my decision making!