I’m about to turn 37yrs old this July. I have some college credits, close to an associate’s degree in arts. I would really like to make a change and work toward a possible career in UX design, especially UX research. I am legitimately confused as to what degree I should pursue. I do not have a strong background in math or science but I am always willing to learn. I have a tendency to lean toward the creative end of the spectrum. I also love writing. There are degree programs in IT/Software Dev and there are programs in Graphic Design/ Web Design. Both have a course or to involving UX.
Which makes a better foundation for a career in UX? I absolutely love psychology but a bachelors in Psych doesn’t get you very far. I’m pretty old to consider going for a Masters. Plus, I have budget restraints. That is part of the reason I have to pursue my education online. My age, my kids and my current station in life drive me to want to make a living doing something lucrative and enjoyable. Am I dreaming the impossible dream?
I could really use some guidance. Honestly, the admission counselors at all of the schools I’ve looked at so far only care about getting $$$$.