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Deciding on a Major

Deciding on a Major

One of the toughest decisions to make going into post secondary school is deciding what major to pursue in college. For some people, the choice may be easy. However for the vast majority of people, it requires conducting an abundance of research. 

Sometimes it requires taking a few classes in each major to decide what you excel in. If you think business is your forte, maybe take an accounting course. Or if the medical field interests you, take a course or two in human anatomy. There is no right or wrong way to approach the dilemma. It is always a good idea to reach out to people already in the professional world and ask them about their job. It is also a good idea to declare your major before you enter your junior year. This way, you will be on the right path to getting your degree. It is never a bad idea to look at minoring in a subject in addition to your major. Doing this brings more knowledge to the table when seeking employment.

Pursue Your Dreams

Lastly, follow your heart, not the money. While money is important and is the way we get through life, being happy is more important. Look for a job out of college that pays well and offers an exciting workplace!

The following, in order, are the top 10 most popular college majors:

  • History
  • English
  • Liberal Arts
  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Biology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Business

If you're chasing the money, it might be a good idea to major in engineering. According to payscale.com, 3 of the top 4 paying majors out of college are Petroleum Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Rounding off the top 4 is Actuarial Mathematics.

If you are currently deciding on a major, check out this QUIZ that may help you through the process!

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Sources:

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-choose-a-college-major-when-youre-stuck-1678175742

http://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/choosing-college-majors

http://www.luc.edu/undergrad/academiclife/whatsmymajorquiz/#

http://college.usatoday.com/2014/10/26/same-as-it-ever-was-top-10-most-popular-college-majors/

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