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The College Quest- Choosing a Major

Updated on July 26, 2016

Choosing a Major

Despite what you might hear, in my opinion, choosing a major or at least a field of work that you might want to head into is essential in the college picking process. You should consider the quality of your colleges program in that major/field in the process. Know what I mean? But before you do that you have to choose a major. When choosing my major, I thought to myself, what's something that I can see myself doing for the rest of my life, and enjoying? What's something that I am already familiar with now, and wouldn't mind studying and doing for a very long time? Whether it's a subject you enjoyed and did well in an school, a skill that you have, or just a passion, this is the thought process you should have when choosing a major. Over my freshman and sophomore years of high school, I completed COUNTLESS "major tests" and never got something that I could see myself doing. This is something you should decide on your own. Once you think of something that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life, research what major is best to get a job in that area. The major choosing process is easy for some, but takes a long time to think about for others. You should also look into how fast your major is growing, but if that's what you truly want to do, don't let its growth discourage you from following your dreams.

This link is to a list that shows majors by fields and also includes growth percentage. You should check it out during this process.

Thanks for reading! I'll be posting these things often.


Disclaimer: I am headed into my junior year of high school. I am by no means an expert in this process, but I have been researching colleges, majors, and the whole process since 8th grade (much earlier than most students). Hopefully you can get some tips from me, and I can get some tips from you. I'm excited for this journey into college and hopefully you are too.


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