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What did you study in college? Does it correlate to what you're working as now?

  1. Iontach profile image84
    Iontachposted 7 years ago

    What did you study in college? Does it correlate to what you're working as now?

    I'm a recent Science grad but I find my future in science hazy, *touches wood*,  as there are no science jobs at the mo and i don't know when they'll arrive back...sad . Have many of you ended up in jobs that just don't correlate to what you studied in college?

  2. TahoeDoc profile image94
    TahoeDocposted 7 years ago

    I majored in biology with a chemistry minor. I went to a very non-competetive state school, so my degree didn't mean much. I worked in a lab for near minimum wage for a few years, and spent my evenings studying for the MCAT (medical college admission test). I graduated from medical school and did a residency in Anesthesiology. I love my job, although I loathe the hours and so now work part-time. I also am saddened at the general hatred that's spewed at doctors everywhere you turn.

    I realized from my time in the lab that I wasn't cut out for a masters or Ph.D. in the sciences. I could not imagine my future applying for and satisfying the criteria for grants. It just wasn't for me. Some people like it and are really good at it. I wasn't.

    So yes, I work in a science related field but it wasn't what I thought it would be.

    Good luck to you.

  3. Right On Time profile image60
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Marketing. Nuh uh...but marketing correlates to anything.                      ,

    If you've got teamwork, organisational and written skills, you can do all sorts of jobs.

  4. RocketCityWriter profile image83
    RocketCityWriterposted 7 years ago

    I got my undergrad degree in physics and I do use it quite a bit. However, simply by the nature of what you get from a Bachelor's in physics there are numerous science and engineering jobs that require knowledge of at least some of what you learn as an undergrad. Good luck on your job search. Regardless of whether it's pertinent to what you studied in school or not, make sure it's something you're interested in and really want to do!

  5. Taleb80 profile image82
    Taleb80posted 7 years ago

    I studied economics/ specialized in accounting, I am working as accountant from the day I graduated.

    Don't waste your time, If I were you I will work any thing like cashier, better than waiting for a job in my specialization.
    Visit this link to read what has Mr. merobinson2 mentioned about (What you will learn as a cashier).
    Another choice is teaching even teaching Kids.
    Any work you do will give new skills you will need it.
    At least you can understand people more.
    Good Luck

  6. nycgrl profile image57
    nycgrlposted 6 years ago

    My degree was in Spanish literature with a minor in philosophy...yea lol what can you do with that? Well, first being fluent in 2 major languages (English/Spanish) can get you hired on the spot at most places nowadays.  I  minored in philosophy because I was going to go to law school (philosophy is great because it helps you in logical thinking and analyzation which is important for lawyers).  However, I decided that the law wasn't for me and started working in marketing, which is what I have been doing for the last 6 years.  Right On Time above is correct, marketing does correlate to everything lol.  Most marketers I know never majored in marketing just like me, I never even took a class.  But I guess I am good at it since I've been able to make it into a decent paying career all this time.

  7. SheriSapp profile image61
    SheriSappposted 6 years ago

    I have a 4 year BS degree in secondary education with a specialization is Spanish. I never had to work as a sub, and got a job my first year out of college. This is my 19th year teaching.

  8. slappywalker profile image100
    slappywalkerposted 6 years ago

    I got my degree in Psychology because it was what interested me the most in college. Honestly, I never thought about how it would play into what I ended up doing for a living.

    Funny thing is that I spent time in grad school for both Social Work and Education afterward, but left both fields because I wasn't sure I would be able to make enough money to live happily.

    Now I work in the auto insurance field making less than I would have had I stayed in either social work or education.