Opinion: Why your major might not matter

March 8th, 2013 by

For many prospective college students, choosing a college major is one of the hardest decisions in life. The common belief is that your major is what will dictate the rest of your education, your training, your future career and even your life. A recent opinion piece written by Hilary Van Hoose for USA Today questions whether the choice of major really makes all that much of a difference for the average student.

The consensus seems to be that since just under half of college graduates actually find careers in their degree field, your major probably matters less than you would expect. It does seem to be worth noting that technical fields in the sciences lead more directly to careers in the same field, which is probably anticipated by most students. If you are in the process of picking your own major, you will want to read the full article here.

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Sandy Davis

Sandy Davis is a long-time educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Education, having taught English, writing, and communication on the secondary and college levels. With ten years of experience in blogging, social media and content management, she is a freelance writer and content marketing specialist for a diverse range of clients.

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