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Help choose my major
I am currently a senior in high school. I am trying to decide what i want to be in life. For years I thought i would be something in the medical field, I have even taken courses to help my reach that goal. It wasn’t until recently when I decided that, health care is not my future career. I need to pick a major for myself soon so i can apply to college. But i am unsure of what major to choose. I love home design and know I would do great as a realtor or flipping homes. What should i do?
Kudos to you for planning ahead. The good news is that you have about 2 years of college courses before you really have to commit to a major. In the meantime, a good major to start with is business administration (house flipping is a business). If you really love design, consider architecture, or engineering construction.
But most of all, don’t stress yourself out. Colleges will allow you to change your major if you like. Perhaps consider going for a non-traditional major, and you may even find there are resources out there for you in terms of scholarships. Then, after taking classes for 1-2 years, you’ll most likely find that your interests start to refine. Best of luck to you!
Laura, Staff Writer, MAEd
(I switched majors from education to business (AS) to economics (BS), to English and then back to education (MA)!)
Have you ever thought about interior design? Are you able to go to your college undeclared? In that case you can take different classes and see what interests you.
Depending on the school you go to there are several different options. If you are really interested in design and decoration, maybe choosing a school that has a specific design program or interior decorating courses would be best. If design is more of a hobby and you are interested in becoming a realtor, business and psychology majors and minors can both be very helpful in this field. Business is a definite if you are interested in running your own business such as flipping houses or interior design business.
Good morning, I know this is is not as traditional as the other replies, but perhaps college may not be in the books…hear me out. I went to the best H.S. in my area (Miami Palmetto) and my mom had planned for me to go to college, I even took college prep. courses and then 2 months after graduation I ended up in community college (lack of organization led to not applying to the school I wanted)…I took classes the first year, then dropped out. I didn’t like it. I ended up working for the federal government in a well paying job (started at $13.50/hr in 2005 full time with benefits)…I am now retired with a pension (got hurt and one benefit was early retirement due to my injury… not workers comp) but I do other jobs here and there to keep me occupied when I get bored (I’ve worked the census, some merchandising and even do Uber once in a while…just for fun)…
On the contrary, my husband served 20 yrs in the ARMY and then went back to school… the government paid for his batchelor’s and half the masters but the second half of his masters and the doctorate time (total of about 5 years) has accrued student loans nearing $150k.
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