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How can I ensure that the major that I pick now ( and am passionate about) will be relevant after 4 years?

Every day is a new day with new advances, however as the world turns to more digital and technological advances, some majors that have nothing to do with technology can fall short from impacting as much as the STEM majors. With a non-STEM major that I am passionate about, I want to believe that I can make an equal impact as the STEM majors. #stem #education #technology #digitalage

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I definitely agree with previous responses. You must keep your eye on the changes in whatever career path you are passionate about, and adjust your pursuits accordingly. Technology is definitely pervasive in almost every industry, so be aware of how it will impact your industry. Above all, be willing to be flexible and adaptable. Best of luck to you!
Last updated Sep 04 '17 at 15:43
Any education is a valuable resource, even those that have become irrelevant has something to teach you. Sit down with your guidance counselor or one at the college and make choices that can be used in multiple fields. Mathematics, Science, Psychology all can be used in multiple fields of study. Start taking your general courses then chose. You don't have to chose today and you can always adjust your courses if you change your mind.
Last updated Aug 31 '17 at 13:52
Unfortunately you don't. Jobs exist today that did not exist 10 years ago and jobs that we're considered "Jobs for life" have disappeared. What I would advise is that you undertake a course in a subject that you are passionate about and understand that in obtaining the qualification you will become equipped with lifelong skills that will be transferable to whatever career you decide to pursue in the future. My other piece of advice is to keep learning as you go through life - new opportunities will come your way as a result.
Last updated Aug 31 '17 at 21:52
You can't. Flexibility is the key. I've been working for the same employer for 26 years, of which I've been in some type of college classes for about 10 of those years. You have to keep learning and 'roll with the flow'.
Last updated Sep 05 '17 at 15:05
Cerrlin, there is no guarantee. As you know, technology is constantly changing therefore we must all keep learning about new technologies. If you are passionate about something in particular you should keep focusing on that because that passion will keep you interested. Technology is touching just about everything these days so whatever it is you are currently considering to major in keep an eye on possible links to technology because I do think it will at some point be affected by technology. Good luck!
Last updated Sep 01 '17 at 17:18
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