What are the most popular majors in the U.S. this year?
Deciding and picking a major is sometimes hard for students because technology is innovating and many new fields are developing, so I would like to know what majors are trending in 2018 that will be useful in the future
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Great question. Picking a major is hard- I personally chose my major before I started college. But others will start taking general education credits first and take some classes to figure out their interests.
To see what popular majors in the US are, you could take a look at articles like the one below:
However, for choosing a major, instead of looking at what is popular, I would look at job outlook. You also need to consider what your interests are. For figuring out job trends and job outlook for different careers in the US, I would recommend looking at the Bureau of Labor Statistic's website. https://www.bls.gov
On the BLS website, you can search for any job (such as computer scientist or journalist) and look at the job outlook tab. This can help you figure out which careers will have a strong job outlook in the future.
Best of luck to you.
There presently may be many popular majors and career areas in the U.S. this year, but the most important question is which of these would be most applicable to a student as an individual.
The most important thing that a student can do to bring about the best possibility of a feeling of success and fulfillment in a career area is to get to know him/herself well enough to chart a an appropriate course in the education/career journey.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps: