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DoDrugs2mon 19d

ya boy's going to college in a few months what should I major in

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MisterPresidentMay 22, 2020
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I thoroughly enjoyed a major in psychology. There are many routes you can go. Lab work, short graduate school (~2 years) to be a mental health therapist (which is still healthcare without a million years of school!!), or long graduate school (~4-6 years) to get a PhD and teach in college, run a lab, work in industry, or be a clinical psychologist. I am halfway through grad school to be a therapist. LMK if you have any questions
SupBrosMay 22, 2020
Major in something like outdoor recreation that way you can become a tour guide and see some neat nature stuff
IceBearMay 22, 2020
Undergraduate major usually doesn't have a real effect on your long term career unless you really hate school and not plan to go to higher education.
coolkidrox123May 22, 2020
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if you want a good paying job thats interesting with a high job demand so youll have lots of job oppertunities?

go into an allied health field.

psychology
councelling
social work
speech pathology
occupational therapy
physiotherapy.
psychiatry.

all these apart from maybe social work and councelling will get you lots of money.

social work and councelling is a hit or miss for $$$ i think.
MisterPresidentMay 22, 2020
If you do the right things in counseling (obtaining proper licenses, etc.) then you can easily be making around $65,000 - $75,000 per year, and that's just the median. I know of people making closer to $100k in private practice or in a clinical director position. You only need your Master's degree to get started on that path
arials92May 22, 2020
Work for the CIA.
You might have to get rid of the name "DoDrugs" though.
emsychumMay 22, 2020
+1
if u plan on going into education make sure u dont live in a city bc at least here in philly these kids are ruthless... my friend did field work in an elementary school our first year and dropped their ed major because their students were bullying them. LOL
Shwartz99May 23, 2020
most fields have certain jobs which can get you a lot of money, so don't worry about that when choosing your major. you can do that research after you decide.
luis4rodMay 23, 2020
+4
something you're interested in enough to keep studying it on your own after you're done school
honeyMay 23, 2020
DoDrugs
what's a major that's both super fun and also makes me lots of money
not sure this exists
neruMay 23, 2020
something that you won't grow to hate should you end up making it your life career
aquariusMay 23, 2020!
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don't pick a major that you're not head-over-heels for just because you'd make a lot of money doing it because you're gonna get burned out quickly and hate the subject, so that's wasted time and money for you. but also, don't be pressured into finding something immediately - not everyone knows what they want to do, and you have some time. ideally you'll want to have something picked out by the end of your first year. only take gen eds your first semester, and if you think you can spare it, take some interesting classes in fields you're considering, but be careful because this can cause you to spend an extra semester or two finishing your degree if you don't complete grad requirements on time.

i'd recommend taking some aptitude quizzes or hit up your future school's career center because i don't think anyone here knows you well enough to be able to recommend a field of study that you would enjoy and be able to make a good living doing
himaMay 23, 2020!
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aquarius
don't pick a major that you're not head-over-heels for just because you'd make a lot of money doing it because you're gonna get burned out quickly and hate the subject, so that's wasted time and money for you


on top of this, those "guaranteed job" majors like the STEM and business fields dont actually guarantee jobs at all. i majored in english literature, something im passionate about and love, while my best friend majored in marketing, something hes not really interested in but is quite good at so he figured itd be the easy path to getting a good job. and you know what happened? my best friend and i both ended up working retail LMAO

the point is, there are opportunities for work in pretty much any field you have a vested interest in. colleges are set up to have connections to pretty much any given field, and with enough hard work and tenacity, you can and will find a job in your major (though perhaps not for a little while). so do some planning and research, make sure you know the circumstances in the field youre getting into, and then go for it!
sl0ndermanMay 23, 2020
+5
it's easier to ask strangers on the internet for advice but this is a serious question that determines the next 4+ years of your life and you really need to talk to professionals and people that know you IRL because the shittiest advice from them is going to be more helpful than the best advice from someone on a forum that doesn't know you irl and your interests, habits, etc
IceBearMay 23, 2020
Spend first 2 years in a community college taking general education class then spend last 2 years at a higher end college with the specialize major class.
aquariusMay 23, 2020
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IceBear
Spend first 2 years in a community college taking general education class then spend last 2 years at a higher end college with the specialize major class.
this isn't always the best advice - credits are often nontransferable. also it seems like op already knows what college they are going to
bouquetMay 23, 2020!
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i got advice my senior yr of high school that someone told me: major in what you want to do but minor in what you love (if you choose to have a minor as well) and so I majored in psychology and minored in creative writing

I liked that advice because it kind of got me ready for the idea that what I want for a career will not necessarily be something I am absolutely in love with - we don't really get all the opportunities we want and sometimes it can be possible to lose your love for something when you have the pressure of an inflexible curriculum. I convinced myself for a long time I wanted to be a Clinical Psychologist and instead my field is behavior therapy and now I actually want to go into speech pathology. While my undergrad degree is applicable to both of these career fields I think understanding that I couldn't absolutely love psychology really helped open my eyes to other branches of careers and at that same time I get to use everything I learned from my minor to do what I love on the side.

I am not saying don't shoot for the stars or your dreams or whatever, but it's important to try and be objective about your career because I promise you things don't work out the way you think they will in a 5 yr plan, and that's okay too because if you already have that notion then you'll be prepared for any changes.

If you have zero clue what you may want to work in for the future try to go for the undecided major route until you finish your first yr! General ed requirements open up avenues of interests. You got this :-)
tigermomMay 23, 2020!
Why would you spend money on college if you don't know what you want to study? A waste of money and time lmao
aquariusMay 23, 2020
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tigermom
Why would you spend money on college if you don't know what you want to study? A waste of money and time lmao
instead of posting this ignorant comment you could complain about how kids are pressured to go to college when they are barely an adult, sign off on deceiving and expensive loans and enter a workforce that doesn't work for them anymore (or the fact that college is now considered a necessity for quality of life but is still bankrupting people)
GyroGearlooseMay 23, 2020
your username is dodrugs so i assume you like drugs.

major in pharmacology.