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If my major in college doesn't relate to a career that I want do in the future. Is it still possible to get that job?

I am not sure what I want to do for my career in the future. I am worried if I found out what I want to do in the future, but my major doesn't help me to go to that field. Is it still possible to get that job? college-major

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Mary’s Answer

Funny thing about having a college degree is that it will get you in the door of a lot of companies, but there are some career fields where it is necessary to have a degree in that field. For those jobs that are flexible in that area they typically provide on the job training and hirer from within. If you're really lucky they will also pay for you to go back to school to get whatever further education you may need.
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Harrison’s Answer

It’s much more common than people think. I was an interdisciplinary research major with only a few courses in Econ and 1 in accounting. I got a job in finance after graduation mostly by looking at job postings for specific skillsets (such as financial analysis/ statistics/ excel) then I used free online resources to learn them.
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Mariah’s Answer

Absolutely. The degree will get your foot in the door at a lot of places and then you can pivot to where you want to be. You want to be intentional about your career path if you have an end goal in mind. So maybe look for your first job in the industry that you are interested in. Then see if that company offers on the job training to get you to the job you want to be doing.

I started off in electrical engineering but didn't care for it much. So I got a job in aerospace with a company that paid for higher education. So I was able to use their resources to get a masters degree (for free) in the area I wanted to be in. Also when I told my manager about my aspirations, they made sure I got projects that got me exposure to that area I was working towards. So by the time I was finished with my degree, I had the right experience and education to pivot into the career I really wanted.
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