College Majors that employers are looking for.

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
April 30, 2013 12:09am CST
With the prospects for a job after years of college and thousands in student loans will you be able to get a job that will let you making a living and pay off your student loans? If you selected the right college major you may well get several good offers in your field with a nice salary. what are these majors? They include the fields of Health Care, Engineering, and Computers. For High School Students it is important to start planning for this now. All these careers require a background in Math and Science. Other majors that are showing very good potential for careers include Business Administration and Accounting. Again you will need a background in Math and science. It is also important to have strong communication skills in writing and public speaking. For a high school student it is important to have a strong academic background with emphasis on Math, Science. Maybe it is time to have Colleges and Universities forgot about the Studies (Womens, Peace, Black, etc) Majors and many of the Liberal Arts Majors and concentrate on Majors that will give a person a career, that they can make a living, at the end of their college education. Too many students are graduating from college with no hope of getting a job in their major area of studies. They end up as store clerks or some other low paying job with little hope of paying off their student loans.
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@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
College majors depends on your passion. what do you feel passionate about? It is not easy to get the job of the same background but you can build a foundation while your still in college. true, that there are certain areas that employers look for, such as, computer/internet proficiency, communication skills, math and sciences background at least, with several other skills related or unrelated to the job you desire. while your still in college, build that kind of skill and that's your advantage. no matter you pursue, it is still up to you how you can fulfill your dreams (by chasing it, i suppose).
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 May 13
It is fine to pursue your passion but remember many people are going into debt to follow their passion. Just look in any big city and see how many music majors are playing in the streets to support themselves. As I drive around the country I see starving artist sales where you can buy originals for a few dollars over the cost of the canvas. One of the problems is that many colleges have tenured professors who they have to pay but nobody wants to take their class. These professors either get their course a required course or the become advisers. One college I dealt with had 75% of the psychology professors with half to all of their time being spend as academic advisers - telling students what they should be taking. After about 2 years the number of students taking Psychology as a major or minor more than doubled and shortly after that the placement record of the University dropped as these students could not find jobs. Most eventually found jobs in their field as group home workers and half way house workers. Those with Masters Degrees were in charge of the homes. Starting wage was minimum wage and a Masters degree person was starting at $20 to $25 thousand a year. Four to six year of college to become adult babysitters. But the professors received honors and recognition for imporving the number of student in Department.
@CuteMandy (165)
• China
1 May 13
I don't know how to select the majors and now I have worked with English. Which major is popular, it will change all the time.
@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
1 May 13
I am majoring in Accounting. I had been offered a position before my fifth term even started as I am going to a for-profit university's online division. However, I had to turn the position down due to an inability to easily pack up my family and move half way across the country. I am only going for an associate's degree and plan to go back for my bachelor's and they wanted to start me at 30k - 32k+ a year with just the associates. So that is a good career and most people don't stay in it. They go through school, get the degree and realize they don't like it. However, not all liberal arts are bad. A friend of mine with no children or family to move was offered a position to teach in Nevada and a position at a local museum. They are going for a Master's in Secondary Education and a Bachelor's in History at the same time. The only thing I would add is that they commit to learning another language for any business careers and anyone going for an MBA should specialize in something to stand out. I am self teaching mandarin chinese, japanese, and spanish to start with.
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Hello there. I actually am a nursing graduate. It is a four-year course in college. It was actually my late father's choice and so I just decided to pursue it because the time when I was still about to study college, Nursing was actually the most in demand course among all other courses here in the Philippines and abroad. However, this profession has become very common. A lot of parents enroll their children to nursing. And now, nurses are everywhere but only few hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Many nurses nowadays are working in other fields, such us call center agents, freelancers, office workers, and even teachers. I am currently working in an office. And I'm happy about it because nursing wasn't really my personal choice. I believe nowadays, the most in demand course, or the course which a lot of students prefer to take, is education. Apart from it is quite an easy job, teachers also get permanent jobs with high salary and a lot of benefits, especially those who work in public school.