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What major is the most broad and will set me up best in life?

For me not knowing what i want to do, i feel as its best for me to find a major that will set me up with whatever i do decide to do, i just don't know what that major is.

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Diane’s Answer

This is tough! Choosing a career at a young age is a lot of pressure, and things always change - including you! My best advice:

1. Try not to worry too much about this. Simply having a degree is helpful when job searching.

2. It may be beneficial to eliminate what type of degree *isn’t* lucrative at this point in history. Then go from there.

3. See #1. Don’t worry excessively about picking the “right” degree. My relative got a degree in international relations & could not find a job in that field. For a while, it seemed like a bad educational investment. However, this person realized a passion for teaching & became a teacher - something that would not have been possible without a degree.

Hope this helps!

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Sarah’s Answer

It’s great that you are thinking about what may work best for your future! As many people do now-a-days, career paths may shift as you grow and embrace new experiences.
To directly answer your question, I find that a business degree covers so many aspects of any work in any industry (self-employment, sales, tech, etc…).
To indirectly answer your question, unless you have a very specific goal in mind that requires a specific degree (ie coding, nursing, etc…), may I recommend that you focus on a degree that involves an interest that you enjoy even though you don’t know what you want just yet. You will be successful with what you enjoy and you never know what doors may open up through your pure pleasure in learning more about something you already like. Should you find something you want to focus on after your degree in the future, most industries have certifications, free online courses, higher education, etc…that can let you explore focused areas. Life is often fun when you continue to grow and learn, no matter your age or experience! Best of luck!

Sarah recommends the following next steps:

Ask friends and family what they believe you are good at to help identify what others see in you.
Find mentors in various fields.
Try a variety of courses within your electives to identify what peaks your interest.
Identify within yourself when you feel most happy and most successful. This may help identify jobs that may be most fulfilling.
Be okay with changing your mind over the years…life is not a straight path!
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Patty’s Answer

Jackson , not many students know what they want to pursue career wise . There are so many choices these days . But like Sarah's answer , business is a great choice . So many directions you can go with business degree ...accounting, finance, non profit organizations, entrepreneurs ,banking. But do try to shadow mentors in there jobs . Ask your family and friends what your strengths are . You can even think about trade schooling .. plumbing. electricians, auto mechanics , welders .. these are all in huge demand now .
I will tell you both my children changed there degrees after there first years in college which makes them happier . Good luck and remember you have the rest of your life to work , just be happy .
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Willette’s Answer

Hi Jackson
There are a lot of young people who have no idea what they want to major in.
It can be very costly to go to college and not have a clear or near clear direction of a career path. One thing you can do is to go to a career counselor and take some skills tests to see what you are good at .
This may give you some direction.
You could go to the Military which will give you time to find a career path and then when you do the military will allow you benefits to go to college or financial support without getting into unnecessary debt.
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