Does the job you have now have something to do with your major in college?

@hxstar (510)
China
April 20, 2009 9:04am CST
Hi,mylotters! As you all know,it is not easy to find a good job now for graduates because the serious economy situation.If you are offerd a job that paid enough but has nothing to do with your major in college,will you accept it?I will not accept it because I think it is not food for my future.I like my major so much!But I know that some people will accept it.How about,mylotters?And if you have aready got a job,can you tell me whether it has something to do with your major in college? Have a nice day,everyone!
2 people like this
10 responses
• United States
20 Apr 09
I'm still in college and I'm a Communication major with my concentration in Electronic and Print Journalism and I'm doing 2 minor - Political Science and Sociology. At the moment, I don't hold a job while I'm at school but while I'm home I do work in retail. I'm not making much at all from it - but its a job I know I have any time I want to work - random weekends, every break, etc. - and I enjoy it. While I'm at school though I do try to get experience so I'm writing for my school's newspaper as well as being Assistant Director for a sketch comedy show that we air both online (via website & youtube) and our school's TV station which you can only see if you're on campus. Once I'm out of college though my goal is to work for a local newspaper first and then build my way into working in DC. I wouldn't really want to go outside my major because its something I enjoy and I don't have to look at as a job.
2 people like this
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,anotherxidentity I am glad to hear that you make the same choice as me.I think if people go out their major just for a high salary is totally a waste of time because they have spent so much time on it when they were in school.And I think it is not good for their future development too. Thanks for responding and wish you good luck.
• United States
21 Apr 09
That is why people need to really think about the choice they are making in college when choosing their major. I know a lot of kids that after 2 years change, but its better to change then and have to work harder for a few semesters and maybe come back another year - but it is better than finding out once you are in the job and going back to school again. The main people I know that changed job careers once they were out of school wasn't because of the money, it was because they had chosen a major like art and therefore couldn't really find a job. It was the lack of job - not money.
• India
21 Apr 09
I will be graduating in some months and I want to make sure that the job I get had everything to do with what I'm doing now. The reason I chose this field of study because I love it a lot and would like to stick with it even after I'm done studying. So I'm hoping that I find a job that would be very much suitable for the field of study. bourne
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,bournecaindelta Glad to hear that you have the same idea as me!I love my major too. Thanks for responding and wish you will find a good job!
• India
21 Apr 09
bourne
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
21 Apr 09
To answer all your questions. Does my job have to do with something that I majored in in school. To a point yeah, to another no. I majored in Special Education, but gave that to stay at home with my children as they are still small and growing. I do use my knowledge when it comes to helping them learn, but it's not the same as being in the classroom, as I was before they were born. If i was offered a job that paid enough but has nothing to do with my major would I take it? Sure, why not. I think it's always better to test the waters and get experience in all walks of employment. I did many odd and off the wall jobs during my highschool and college years to give me a better understanding of what was out there. The more background you have, it can better your chances of getting that dream job later because your more well rounded. I always think, doing something now can help me later because some employers may ask for you to do something that has nothing to do with your job, but it's something they require, but if I don't have any experience with that, then I am gonna be over looked for that job, and someone who has had experience with it, will get the job.
@hxstar (510)
• China
22 Apr 09
Hi,jae2619 Well,I do agree with you at some points,for example,employers may ask us to do something that has nothing to do with our job.However, I still think that if you can find a job relates to your major,you can get promotion more easily. Thanks for responding!
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I did not go to college but I did go to beauty school and I am still making money being a hairstylist.. I think its ok if you dont stick with the job that you went to college for but I do think that all that time and money becomes a waste
@hxstar (510)
• China
22 Apr 09
Hi,luvmysons Yeah,you are right.If we work on somehing has nothing to do with what we have learned in college,then it will show that your time spend in school is worthless. Thanks for responding!
• China
21 Apr 09
first ,i am student in university.but my some friends have graduated.there are two condtions.as your idea they find a job close to their major,and are very satisfied.another they quit your major and choose a job nothing to do with their major and also work happily. in the special economy situation,it is hard to find a satisfied job.we must choose job guardedly. To me i must choose a job close to my major.
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,damojinghong I am glad to know that you want a job close to your major.I think it is better to do so,because you are talented enough in your major and you can promote quicker than others who are not major in this field.If you choose a job you don't know well,then it will be hard for you to get a promotion. Thanks for responding and have a nice day!
@mizstress (719)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
im a nursing major graduate and i have passed the licensure exam but im still in the call center industry. i love it here more than imagining myself being a nurse in the future. its my personal choice and economic crisis has nothing to do with it. being in call center industry is far more different from being nurse. but it has also similarities in some part like, its health hazard job, it has to do with human/people, and it centers in giving satifying costumer/patient service. hehehe
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,mizstress I am glad to know that you enjoy your current job.I think as long as you love it,whether it relates to your major doesn't matter! Thanks for responding!
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
21 Apr 09
hi,hxstar: my current job don't need any technology to do that. i studied computer in my college also my job can't use my technology too. so i am puzzled why i studied so many years for this. if i return my childhood i will not go to school, i would go to work when i was a young boy. i would earn more money and more chance to study others to earn more and more money. and i can also help others to earn money too. i don't think go to school is necessary for everyone. that's all my thought. my pardon
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,fwangaa Well,you are right.Some people don't need to go to because what they are doing has nothing to do with what they have learned in school.However,I think you can learn not only special knowlege in your major,you can learn how to co-operate,how to learn new things,and how to get on with others.So schools are really important! Thanks for responding.
• United States
21 Apr 09
While I'm not graduated yet, I think I can answer this anyway. No, my job isn't really in my 'field' (though with an English major, it can be hard to tell!). Right now I'm working at a chiropractor's office at the front desk. It's okay, but I'd rather be writing.
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,stagewhisper You can write in your spare time,if you can balance well. Thanks for responding.
@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I did not finish college. I had a religion major, and did a lot with Liberal arts. I am not in a career related to religion, but I do believe that the honest practice of my faith determines the type of job I am doing at my work. I also think that liberal arts provides a good basis for many things. I have take coursework in lots of different areas.
@hxstar (510)
• China
21 Apr 09
Hi,GardenGerty Well,you are right.Some subjects do benefit you in many fields. Thanks for responding!
@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 09
I learnt Computer Science in university but now I am a teacher teaching languages and sports. Does it related? Not at all! I even hate sports when I was a student. Still, I learn to adapt and teach. What I learn in university wasn't wasted as well. I use them for freelancing jobs.