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Hi i al interested in three domains psychology (+++++) nutrition (+++) and management (++++)

#clinical-psychology i was thinking about majoring in management and minor in psy or nutrition or majoring in nutrition and minoring in psy And i was thinking if you could pleuhelp me decide which on is more “doable” in terms of time..... money...... concentration.... #management #psychology #college-major #management #nutrition


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Timothy’s Answer

Hi Linguere!

It sounds like you have some options you are pretty passionate about! I think before you make any decisions you should really think about what you want your career to be. What do you think you’re going to wake up and enjoy doing almost every single day (everyone is bound to have a bad day here and there). For example, if you want to be a personal trainer then it would be a great idea to major in nutrition and management because you’ll essentially be in charge of running your own business. If you want to maybe be a clinical counselor or something like that it would better suit you to build a foundation by majoring in psychology. I know it’s a lot to wrap your head around, but that is some pre-work I would suggest to better serve yourself. I started college thinking I wanted to be a pharmacist, but I hated chemistry and changed my major as soon as I found my passion for leading others and built a career in retail management. I hope this helps or at least helps you step in the right direction.

Timothy recommends the following next steps:

Decide what you’re most passionate about
Research a way you may be able to shadow someone in the field or pick their brains to understand if this is something you could consider a career
Talk to guidance counselors for additional resources for college planning and advising

Well i want to learn about nutrition because i have project in the food industry as well i have project in education helping people achieve their life aspirations by using mu knowledge in how the brain works ... but i don’t want to be a teacher at all though. Doing management is a way for me to learn how to manage a business and psycho will help me understand more people behaviors thus i can run my business in a better way Understand more my employees... and accomplish my passion for helping people. Btw is there anaother major related to the food industry like if you want to build later food factory restaurants.....? Linguere J.

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Barbara’s Answer

Hi Linguere,
I have an MA in psychology, and I work in a software company (and have for most of my career). I also am a small business owner and own a yoga studio. There isn't a right answer for your original question as any major would work. How are you going to piece things together? My psychology background has helped me achieve in my career; I've received promotions over people with MBAs, because I get along with people. For learning the tools of management, I've taken other classes, like Project Management training. Nutrition, brain research, etc. is awesome! I love it also! Check out Bastyr University for integrated nutritional approaches. It helps to volunteer, do a job you're interested in, or visit where people work with jobs similar to the ones you're interested in doing. What do you like about helping people? What do you like about how the brain works? What do you like about nutrition? What do you dislike about those areas? It's a process to learn about the fields and your own interests and focus.
Barbara

Thank you! Linguere J.

I did some more research and discover about food science and foid engineering which i find way more interesting and close to my goals than nutrition so now that’s like my new thing but i still don’t know if i should major or minor in it and add psycho or management and vice versa with these too or i should just take tgem as simple courses Just for the passion of it which one do you think applied more to my needs? Linguere J.

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Silvia’s Answer

Your reply to Timothy gives a more clear idea of why you are interested in these areas. Since you have a lot of ambition and passion for your projects, it sounds like you would benefit more of a major in management that will give you the foundation you need to put your ideas into action. Psychology will be a great complement for all the other aspects of your projects, but is not required for you to help people.

I thought doing nutrition would be helpful as i have project in food industry but you’re definitely right management is really Something i should do thank you a lot Linguere J.

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Andrew’s Answer

I also agree that following your areas of interest is best. I also believe that it is much easier to learn about management once you have been in the workforce for a while and seen good / poor managers in action. I would focus more on technical skills such as psychology and nutrition and pick up management later in your career.

Exactly what i needed to know thanks a lot! Linguere J.

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Andrew’s Answer

I also agree that following your areas of interest is best. I also believe that it is much easier to learn about management once you have been in the workforce for a while and seen good / poor managers in action. I would focus more on technical skills such as psychology and nutrition and pick up management later in your career.

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