4 Tips for Choosing Your College Major

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  • Maybe you’re headed off to college next year.

    Maybe you’re already in college, and your advisor is pressuring you to declare.

    Whatever your reasons for thinking about majors, it’s a big decision that you shouldn’t take lightly, so it’s good that you’re giving it due attention and consideration.

    Here are just a few things to add to your already-churning thoughts.

    1. Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

    This can be surprisingly hard for some people. Even in the privacy of their own minds, they can’t admit that they have terrible social skills or that they don’t handle stress well. If you’re serious about choosing a good major, however, you’ll need to engage in some honest self-reflection. What kinds of jobs will suit your strengths? What career paths should you absolutely avoid with your weaknesses?

    2. Evaluate Different Programs

    Don’t decide to major in Japanese when you’re already three years into a school that only offers Chinese. On the flip side, if you’re a high schooler who already knows that you want to work in sports therapy in a big city, you can go ahead and narrow your search to programs for sports therapy NYC. Just make sure that you’re paying attention to admission requirements. You don’t want to get your heart set on a particular school or program that’s out of your league.

    3. Think About Your Career Prospects

    What can you do with your potential major? Don’t be afraid to think outside of the usual range of jobs. If you already have a career in mind, look up things like average salaries, educational requirements, training requirements, currently open positions and overall five-year growth rates. If your industry is about to tank, you’ll want to know that in advance!

    4. Listen to Your Heart

    It might sound cliche, but if you aren’t happy with your major even before you’ve officially declared it, you won’t be happy with it in the future, either. Money won’t make you like it. Parental pride won’t make you like it. Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams and choose a major that excites you.

    These are just a few tips for choosing the shape and direction of your future. Remember, however, that majors can always be changed if your passions take you somewhere new and unexpected. You shouldn’t stress too much about making permanent decisions when your life is still unfolding right now!

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