25 Most Popular College Majors (2022).

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27 Mar 2022, 1:53 am

I don't know what this "market economics" thing is some of you are mentioning. A US thing probably, unless you mean marketing and economics.

I studied economics at a top university. My cohort did the following after:

Academia
Investment banking
Management consultancy (BCG, Bain, McKinsey)
Professional economist - government civil service or economic regulator or international organisation like the IMF
Professional economist - economics consultancy
Industry - finance dept or strategy dept

All are very good and interesting jobs. No-one went into sales.



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27 Mar 2022, 1:56 am

cyberdad wrote:
Texasmoneyman300 wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
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I think studying free market economics should be prioritized more


My cousin has a masters in market economics. She sells insurance to make a living.

Well you can make a good living selling insurance but I debated studying economics in college I think be a economics professor would of been nice I have a friend who studied economics and now he is a banker I am a sociology major and now I sell oil and gas leases which is why I studied sociology I also buy oil leases


market economics = sales OR academia

Good point



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27 Mar 2022, 1:58 am

munstead wrote:
I don't know what this "market economics" thing is some of you are mentioning. A US thing probably, unless you mean marketing and economics.

I studied economics at a top university. My cohort did the following after:

Academia
Investment banking
Management consultancy (BCG, Bain, McKinsey)
Professional economist - government civil service or economic regulator or international organisation like the IMF
Professional economist - economics consultancy
Industry - finance dept or strategy dept

All are very good and interesting jobs. No-one went into sales.

Well I meant like laissez fair capitalism when said market economics



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27 Mar 2022, 2:00 am

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I wonder how many people sit in bed dreaming of becoming a business administrator?....um zero

Another myth, biology is fun....watching animal planet is not quite the same as dissecting snails or watching mice eat each other when some student in your group forget's to feed them during the holiday break.

Ya your right field dressing a deer is on a whole other level than watching Animal planet



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27 Mar 2022, 3:26 am

Architecture is not even on those lists. That feeling you get when the rest of the world writes you off as a niche.

At least we get to top lists such as https://blog.prepscholar.com/hardest-college-majors

I'm sure Fnord is going to accuse us of merely being engineers who can't do math. :wink:



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27 Mar 2022, 4:49 am

Texasmoneyman300 wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
I wonder how many people sit in bed dreaming of becoming a business administrator?....um zero

Another myth, biology is fun....watching animal planet is not quite the same as dissecting snails or watching mice eat each other when some student in your group forget's to feed them during the holiday break.

Ya your right field dressing a deer is on a whole other level than watching Animal planet


Animal houses smell terrible, It's like prison for animals.



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27 Mar 2022, 4:50 am

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Architecture is not even on those lists. That feeling you get when the rest of the world writes you off as a niche.

At least we get to top lists such as https://blog.prepscholar.com/hardest-college-majors

I'm sure Fnord is going to accuse us of merely being engineers who can't do math. :wink:


Some of the most creative and open minded people I met on campus were design, fine arts and architecture students.



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27 Mar 2022, 5:07 am

cyberdad wrote:
Texasmoneyman300 wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
I wonder how many people sit in bed dreaming of becoming a business administrator?....um zero

Another myth, biology is fun....watching animal planet is not quite the same as dissecting snails or watching mice eat each other when some student in your group forget's to feed them during the holiday break.

Ya your right field dressing a deer is on a whole other level than watching Animal planet


Animal houses smell terrible, It's like prison for animals.

True



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30 Jun 2022, 5:52 pm

I wish more people majored in the STEM fields such as engineering.
I chose electrical engineering (sophomore --> junior) as my academic major because of the flexibility in career options and the high salary potential relative to other jobs.
A Pro about having a dearth of STEM majors is that it is much easier for people with STEM majors to find jobs with high salary potential.
In countries such as India, a disproportionate number of people major in engineering and the STEM fields, so the job market is much more competitive.

What can I say?
I am grateful that the probability that I can have a high-paying job is higher than if I lived in India. Let's be positive here.



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17 Jul 2022, 7:11 am

jkwon23 wrote:
I wish more people majored in the STEM fields such as engineering.
I chose electrical engineering (sophomore --> junior) as my academic major because of the flexibility in career options and the high salary potential relative to other jobs.
A Pro about having a dearth of STEM majors is that it is much easier for people with STEM majors to find jobs with high salary potential.
In countries such as India, a disproportionate number of people major in engineering and the STEM fields, so the job market is much more competitive.

What can I say?
I am grateful that the probability that I can have a high-paying job is higher than if I lived in India. Let's be positive here.

Ya I would been a engineer if I would of been good at abstract math.I feel like I am the the only aspie to be lousy at algebra.Otherwise I would be a engineer.



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17 Jul 2022, 7:21 am

In the next 20 years university is only one path to the professional job market. Working with big data or tech doesn't require 3-4 years of college/university. It requires aptitude and a mindset to pick up appropriate skills. IT and engineering companies realise they don't need to pay highly qualified graduates with zero experience when its easier and cheaper to train a school leaver yourself.



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21 Jul 2022, 1:30 pm

Oh, social work is such an important profession in today's realities. And it's so a pity that it's not popular at all. My sister is a Bachelor's in SW, and during her studies, I had a chance to listen to some online lectures, seminars, etc. And can say that everything was so interesting for me, and the specialist can work with any person



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21 Jul 2022, 2:01 pm

AmandaPreston wrote:
Oh, social work is such an important profession in today's realities. And it's so a pity that it's not popular at all.
A pity, perhaps; but an understandable one since social workers appear to be potentially more "burned out" and have less feelings of personal accomplishment than other human service workers.

This claim is borne out by the conclusion of
 This Graduate Thesis .