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What is the best major for college?

I'm in 12th grade thinking of a major for college

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When considering which degree you want to earn, it's important to identify your career goals and think about what experiences and skills you want from a degree program. There are many useful degrees to choose from, and understanding which ones may be useful in the future can allow you to select an academic path that aligns with your goals and helps you develop your skills Betany.

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computers have taken over, and they’re not going to be replaced anytime soon. That’s good news if your interested in computer-related degrees because, highly specialized positions such as computer and research scientists are projected to be in demand for a long time. A professional with a degree in computer science and an impressive understanding of computer systems and software programming can work in various roles, including application development, data science, and network systems administration. The best part, these are all high-paying fields.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
With more and more businesses going digital, there’s a growing demand for IT professionals. Unlike computer science, an IT degree focuses on supporting business processes through technology — but both fields lead to a bright future. Your workday could span from troubleshooting computer problems and safeguarding information to creating databases and communication networks. What’s even better is that if you become a computer support specialist, an IT project manager, or a computer systems administrator, your career path could be just as promising as your expected salary.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
If you want to change the world through innovation, become an electrical engineer. You’ll be highly respected and highly paid in this field as you create technologies that will improve people’s day-to-day lives. Learning the ins and outs of computers and digital systems, communication systems, electronics, and energy conversion opens up a promising career in researching, designing, developing, and manufacturing new technologies.

CYBERSECURITY
Individuals and businesses are now storing an increasing volume of essential documents and information on hard drives and cloud computing systems that need to be protected from hackers. Cybercrime means that if you choose to major in cybersecurity, your skills will always be in demand. Governments or companies can hire you as a systems or security administrator, network engineer, cybersecurity analyst, IT auditor, cybersecurity engineer, or a chief information security officer.

PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmacology mixes science and medicine and could potentially earn you big money once you make a career out of it. If you’re into science and medicine, pursuing pharmacology might be the perfect college major for you and a strategic career move. In this field, you will play a part in creating new safe, and effective medications. Pursuing a career in pharmacology can land you a great job in high demand because of current job market trends and a lack of skilled graduates. For example, you can work as a biomedical scientist, a clinical researcher in biochemistry or immunology, a medicinal chemist, or even a toxicologist — all fields that are on the lookout for new talent for the future.

Hope this was helpful Betany
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Amrit’s Answer

Depends on what you are passionate about. Your high school classes can really help get an idea. Also, college are really flexible about declaring your major by the end of Sophomore year. So, you have almost 2 years of exploring classes in college to find out what you are passionate about.

I would recommend getting into a technical field if you are thinking about securing a high-paying job. Explore classes related to the majors listed below in your freshmen year:
1) Computer Science
2) Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Computer)
3) Finance
4) Actuarial Science
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. Many students have similar question. The most important is to find out what career you have interest. The relevant subject is the major and minor you can focus.
Below are my suggestions :
1. Think about what you have interest, e.g. your hobbies, favourite subjects, etc. and identify the related careers
E.g. if you have interest in maths, would you like to be an accountant, engineer, banker, financial analyst, maths teacher, etc.
If you like music, would you like to be a musician, singer, musical artist, music composer, music producer, etc.
2. Find out more on these careers and determine what you have interest
3. Speak to someone who are working in these careers. Seek guidance from our mentor, school career counsellor, your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 career you would like to pursue. The relevant subjects are the major and minor you can focus.
5. Explore the entry criteria of these subject in colleges
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
May Almighty God bless you!
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David’s Answer

Picking a college major can bring a source of stress. But don't let it stress you out. Your major is just that. Yours! Find out a handful of things that interest you and peak your curiosity. Reach out to your career counselor and share your interests. They may be able to give you some helpful guidance.

What are you passionate about as it relates to a career? You may find that a major exists for some of your passions. If you have a college in mind. Try to visit that college and speak with one of the counselors there to see what insight they might be able to offer.

Picking a major is something to give thoughtful time to. Your major is something fitting for you and something that you would like. Also, you don't have to feel pressured to pick a major in your first year of college. You may not know yet what you would like to major in and that's ok! Spend some time researching , having conversations and asking questions about how your dreams, interests and passions can morph into a major that will keep you curious and fulfilled.

Hope this was helpful. Wishing you great success!
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Thomas’s Answer

I'm going to say this simply. The BEST major is the one you will enjoy the most. Do you like the idea of creating something and marketing it to the masses? Major in Entrepreneurship. Do you love asking questions and testing ideas made from those questions to find an answer? choose a science field. Do you love to play music (like me lol)? major in music.

Not only should you choose the major you will enjoy the most, but there's also so many subcategories in different degrees. In science you could choose Biology, Geology, Chemistry- the list goes on. In business you could choose Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Entrepreneurship. In music you could study performance, recording technology, education (you could study education in any field really).

Do what you love to do.
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