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Most prestigious social science/humanities career in US/Europe?

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So basically my question is which social science/humanities career is the most recognized and respected and has most career scope in US/Europe?

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Why don't you just do something you're interested in, rather than what the general public thinks is the most recognized? You'll probably end up happier that way. The general public is often wrong anyways about career prospects and what an actual job in X is like.

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I believe Investment Banking is the most prestigious career.

 

HOWEVER, I do not think it is a very good career. You have to work VERY hard, the culture is very competitive, the pay is not as good as it is commonly believed. It is basically a hierarchy there, and if you are able to advance to positions such as VP (will take you 5+ years), you will start making some decent money. The industry is in decline, so the people at the bottom (recent graduates) are the ones who have to suffer the most in terms of lower pay.

 

Corporate Lawyer is probably also a very prestigious career, but can be hard to get into. You need very good "people skills", and you have to work your way up. 

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You can aim to work in big organisations like UN or WHO :) It would be very hard to get in there though :/

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