Do-over?

I entered college, fall 2003, a young and ambitious accounting major. I picked accounting because I knew accountants could make a lot of money. Oh, and I was pretty awesome with a TI-83. While I did well in my first macroeconomics course, I quickly realized that “business” related subjects were of no interest to me. My introduction to psychology course, however, was a different story. I was fascinated by the content. I loved learning about the brain and how people work. I changed my major after my first semester, and eventually walked across the stage (four years later) with a B.A. in Psych.

I don’t regret being a psych major for one minute. I loved my classes, LOVED my professors (I actually played tennis with them every Tuesday and Thursday morning for two years), and just generally loved the whole psych department. That said, if I traveled back in time to 2003, I am 99% sure I would not graduate with a degree in psychology.

While I may have loved the content and the people in my major, I didn’t really love the career fields psych generally leads to (i.e. counseling). I almost feel like my degree limits my potential, especially when it comes to job hunting. My degree does very little to highlight my strengths. When a recruiter reviews my resume and sees a B.A. in Psychology, he is not going to know that I also took Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Biochemistry because I like science and math.

Do I believe your major is the determining factor in one’s career potential? Absolutely not. But there are positions I would love to apply for, but can’t, simply because I don’t have a degree in business administration or the like. Take for example the Finance industry. It would be darn near impossible for me to land an interview for any kind of legitimate position in the financial sector… even though I may be more knowledgeable and capable than other applicants with business related degrees. Ten years down the road, I’m sure my education will become less of a factor with prospective employers, but when you are in your mid-20’s, and have only a few years of work under your belt, you better believe your education is going to be HEAVILY considered.

If I had the opportunity to do college again I would probably get my degree in Statistics or Math. And I would probably have gone to a state school instead of a private college (although I totally loved my school). Gosh, this makes me want to go punch a business major in the face (only kidding). Okay, I’m done dwelling on the past. Time to move forward.

What was your major in college?

If you could do college again, would you choose a different major?

If you didn’t go to college, do you wish you did?

Anyone out there that went to college, wish they hadn’t?

p.s. if you are wondering if you blew it when you picked your major, take a look at this chart of the ten worst-paying college degrees according to TIME…

  1. Early-Childhood Education (Girl Ninja’s major)
  2. Counseling and Psychology (My Major)
  3. Health and Medical Preparatory Programs
  4. Visual and Performing Arts
  5. Communication-Disorders Sciences and Services
  6. Studio Arts
  7. Drama and Theater Arts
  8. Social Work
  9. Human Services and Community Organizations
  10. Theology and Religious Vocations

44 thoughts on “Do-over?

  1. I was a Psychology and Communication Disorders and Sciences major and I agree – pretty poor paying…I have a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology, but the number of people who graduate with a Bachelors in the field is so much larger than the number than continue on and get MA/MS, AuD, or PhD, which are the entry level degrees in the field.

  2. I got a BS in physics and I would do it again even though it kicked my butt and the PhD I’m pursuing is in biomedical engineering. It definitely opens doors into other fields (especially finance, oddly enough) and people act really impressed when they hear it. It’s one of those “if you can do that, you can do anything” degrees. This PhD, on the other hand, may very well end up a candidate for regret.

  3. I went to school for business and eventually majored in Marketing. If I had to go back, I’d probably pick accounting instead. I was pretty good at it, and I don’t really have the outgoing disposition that makes one excel at marketing, I’m too much of an introvert. I picked my degree program because of the employment stats related to it, and fortunately I also liked the content.

  4. I have a B.S. in Psychology, and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. If I had it to do over….I would probably have done it a little different…although I am not sure what that would be. I am in the middle of a career crisis, so obviously I didn’t get right the first time.

  5. Great question Ninja!

    I graduated College the year you entered, with my diploma in Science Laboratory Technology. Since I’m Canadian, this would be the equivalent of a Junior College Degree where you are (I think…). I entered the work force on a 6 month contract in a position that was totally unrelated to my degree, yet fit my skill set at the time. 6 months later I transitioned into a position befitting my degree and skill set. 8 years later, in April of this year, I will be graduating from our version of an Ivy League School with an upgraded degree, majoring in Environmental Science, minoring in Chemistry, all while working full time. The degree thing holds me back from some future lucrative positions in my field, thus I was able to transition my diploma into a school that gave me nearly half a degree’s credits worth of work. Over the last 6 years I’ve slowly plugged away at this degree. In April I’ll have completed all the requirements (lord let me pass all my courses!) and in June of this year, I’ll be walking across the stage as a mature student, with my 4-year degree in hand. IF I wanted to stick it out for another semester to upgrade 2 classes, I could have done it with honours…I’m tired though, and in my field, the degree is the clout, not whether you did honours or not.

  6. Ninja,

    I have to respectfully disagree here. While education is looked at, what is more important is highlighting your skill sets that match with the job you are applying for. I’ve spoken to a few CEOs of major pharmaceutical corporations (my industry) and they all agree that education, while important, is not the only factor to consider.

    A resume that matches skill sets to the position listing, and can prove it in the interview, has a much better chance of landing the position. I’ve always found that the BEST way to apply for a job is to carefully study the posting and then taylor my resume to match the listing, highlighting what skill sets are the best match. It is a LOT of work, but I would rather put that work into one or two job postings that I want, rather than shotgun blast my resume across all openings and hope that I get a nibble.

    As for my major, it was humanities (equal to number 9 on your list). Needless to say, I never went into that field, I work in marketing for big pharma. And while my humanties skills come into play every day (have to be a people person in my world) my degree is hardly utilized at all. If I could go back and do it all over again, i would either go to culinary school or get a degree in journalism.

    That’s my two cents. Thanks for reading.

    Ryo

  7. I have a Bachelor of Public Affairs and a Masters in Public Relations.
    I picked my Bachelor of Public Affairs because I wanted to work in government, but in Canada, there is a hiring freeze on in federal jobs, so I ended up doing grad school. I now work in PR for a corporation, and I’m happy about it.
    I still would like to work for the federal government in international development, but I don’t see that happening any time soon due to the hiring freeze.

    If I were to do it all over again, I think I would’ve picked a different Masters program, specifically Emergency Communications/Preparedness … this may have slotted me into a more rewarding job with international job options, but there are also fewer jobs in North America and International compared to jobs in PR.

    All in all, I am happy with my education, and to be honest, I’m just happy I have some form of education… in high school, I was not on a path of education and sometimes I just can’t believe I have a bachelor and a master degrees.

  8. I also began school in the fall of 2003. I was a “communications and culture” major with a minor in political science and a certificate in journalism.

    I can see how that degree is helping me today with blogging and doing communications things for my church.

    However, I’m not really sure how I’ll make an income after my kids are old enough for me to go back to work. Will my degree even matter? Journalism is changing so fast and the job market SUCKS. I have some friends still in the business, but many of them have left newspapers or magazines and changed to something entirely different.

    I dunno. I can see me doing something in health services (with additional schooling), or possibly a labor doula. That’s a ways down the road, as my children are still young and we intend to homeschool.

    I’m blessed that my husband was a business major and now makes a good salary 😉

  9. What was your major in college?
    Wife – Early childhood education (at private college $$$$)
    Me – Pharmacy (Doctorate of Pharmacy (at private college $$$$) started in 2003…like some others!

    If you could do college again, would you choose a different major?
    Wife – currently she says she would do it differently but long term she is undecided
    Me – I would do it exactly the same – expensive 6 years of private school for my doctorate versus the traditional 8 years at a public school
    I am undecided at this point wheather or not I needed to do my residency but then I never would have met my wife I imagine, SO in that case i WOULD do it all the same.

    BLESSED.

  10. “When a recruiter reviews my resume and sees a B.A. in Psychology, he is not going to know that I also took Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Biochemistry because I like science and math. . . . There are positions I would love to apply for, but can’t, simply because I don’t have a degree in business administration or the like. Take for example the Finance industry. It would be darn near impossible for me to land an interview for any kind of legitimate position in the financial sector… even though I may be more knowledgeable and capable than other applicants with business related degrees.”

    Let me respond to this first, then about myself later in the day. Ryo Vie gives you, in my opinion, the best answer so far. When you’re just out of school, your education is usually your only credential. At this point, however, you have this blog which gives you some visibility, you’ve started an Internet business of your own, and you can always take a few adult-ed night classes if you feel you need some more formal background in business. If you’re more knowledgeable and capable, etc., then your challenge is to find a way to prove it to employers in a credible manner via your cover letter and resume.

    As for the statement on physics and calculus, there’s no reason why you can’t work that into your resume as well. You don’t simply have to say “majored in psychology”; you can also say “extensive course work in sciences and math.”

    More about me later, but for now let me just say that I’ve applied for positions where I thought I could qualify even though I don’t have the formal education, and I’ve gotten interviewed.

  11. Graduated with a B.S. in Information Networking and Telecommunications. I chose this field because I was fascinated by technology and thought it could make me a lot of money. So far I have no regrets as I landed a job before graduating in 2004, and have been gainfully employed ever since. My salary has gone up every year too, thankfully.

    Healthcare (my wife’s field) and technology are good bets in the past, and likely into the future.

  12. I went to a state school, majored in accounting and went to work as an accountant at the company that makes TI-83’s. 😛

    I would do it again. Having the kind of degree that is always in demand gave me the flexibility to choose a lot more of my life than many of my peers without a lot of risk. While they were trying to find a job (any job), I was choosing whether I wanted to accept my job offer on the East Coast, my job offer in Chicago, my job offer in the Pacific Northwest (said no, sorry Ninja) or my job offer in Texas. Accountants are always in demand so even in a recession, I can be selective about where I work and choose an employer that offers me the work/life balance I want to spend plenty of time with my family. I’m paid well enough to enjoy my interests and not have to worry about money. I have a wonderful life and I’m pretty sure that the decision to major in acocunting is one of the primary reasons it’s possible. It’s not that being an accountant makes me happy, but being an accountant frees me up to do the things and live my life in a way that makes me happy.

  13. I started college in 2008. I graduated with a BS in Global Business, followed by a MS Supply Chain Management (more math), and about to finish MBA in May.
    At 22, I’m making a fairly decent salary, even though I could be earning more if I had negotiated better, kicking myself in the butt.
    If I could re do it, I would do a double major in business and an engineering field (maybe computer engineering?). There’s not enough females in those fields, and companies need to fill their spots. I could have been working for google…
    Why didn’t I? Well, I took 3 years of upper level computer science in high school that completely turned me off. I thought I sucked. And maybe I did, or maybe Java (object oriented programming) sucked, but I think I could have made it work and have a valuable skill.
    Needless to say, I actually work pretty well with engineers because I understand them.

  14. My major was International Business. I would say 99% of what I learned in college isn’t useful and even having my degree wasn’t important for where I ended up. Good thing I had a lot of fun in college otherwise I would say having an education is a complete waste.

  15. Between my husband and I, our base salaries are 153k annually, in finance. Neither of us have a degree. It took longer to get to this point, perhaps, but who us to say that with a degree we would have ended up here instead, before either of us have turned 32?

    Hubs is an AVP of Sales, previously was a bartender until about 6 years ago. He took a csr job to get his foot in the door and used real world experience to work up the sales ladder.

    I am a Sr Investigation Analyst (fraud junk), previously a hairdresser. 10 years ago took a csr job and took what I learned about people to weasel my way into expanding the fraud department at one of the largest finance companies in the country. Last year I went to a new employer where I am building a fraud team from the
    ground up.

    I recognize we have both caught some lucky breaks along the way, but not having a specific degree has not blocked us from advancing. Obviously, i could not go be a biochemist or something, but that is fine.

    That said, both my kids WILL go to college. It is already paid for and non negotiable.

  16. I agree completely with Ryo Vie and Larry. I’ve applied for and been given offers for jobs completely out of my field because I tailored my resume and the interview to focus on skill sets and not eduction or my previous job titles. I accepted several manager level jobs in areas I’ve never worked in before because I could show how my experience related to the jobs. And I had strong referrals for the type of employee I’ve been.

    You are right that right out of school can be harder to accomplish, but leadership roles while in school, hobbies, and side jobs such as blogging, etc. can offer skills employers are looking for.

    Anyway, I received a B.S. in Finance in 1991 and if I could do it all over again, I would do the same thing. It was the perfect major for me. I like working with numbers and doing analysis, so it was right up my alley. I don’t work in Finance anymore, but would happily go back if the right opportunity arose. It’s benefitted me in every job I’ve had,

  17. I got my bachelors in nursing…I knew I wanted to be in the medical field and nursing seemed like the best bet. I knew, though, that I did NOT want to work in the hospital. (I have complete respect for those who do, I just know that I couldn’t do it). I found a great job at my health dept right after school and am very lucky. I would do it again because with Nursing there are so many possibilities. I eventually want to be a nurse educator. 🙂

    • I also got my Bachelors in Nursing and agree that there are many possiblilities. I currently work in a hospital as a floor nurse and feel like it is a great fit at this point in time but it is nice to know I have other options available to me.

  18. Hey, Ninja, no regrets. If Psych kept you showing up for class in the mornings then that was a good decision. Would you have leaped out of bed at 7 AM for a multivariate statistics class?

    When our daughter started visiting college campuses, I regretted that I attended a military service academy. (I had no idea how good life can be at a real college.) However at that time of my life I had little self-discipline or time-management skills, and a military school gave me the structure and “supportive environment” that I needed. If I’d gone to your alma mater then I would’ve surfed my butt off and had to drop out before Christmas…

  19. My undergrad degrees are in Art History and Classical Civilization. I used to know a hell of a lot about Roman Concrete and Architecture. I then went on to get my Masters in Library Science, and now I’ve got a pretty good career going.

    If I could go back and do it all again, I’d keep the Art History major (’cause I loved it) and choose a second major that was more marketable. I considered music pedagogy, music therapy, a foreign language (other than Latin…). I also considered Chemistry: together with Art History, I would have gone into Art Restoration. Instead, I had no real choices with the Art History and Classics degree other than Barista or Grad School. I’m really glad that the Librarian thing turned out.

    PS – I have actually done some underwater basket weaving. It does not require a SCUBA suit…just a big vat of water and a sense of humor. 🙂

  20. I got my BS in Information Systems. It’s quite a fruitful degree. I don’t use anything I learned in school in my actual job though. Frankly, the training was rather pointless because I forgot it all after I learned it. Now it’s just me and Google. I feel like college teaches you more about life than anything else. I agree though, psychology is pretty useless unless you pursue more education. My ex is having a hell of a time getting a job after college with her psych degree. And SavvyFinancialLatina Java does suck you aren’t crazy:).

      • I hated Java in school – swore I was going to get a job using Visual Studio instead.

        But – i got hired at a java shop – but we use java the way it’s meant – as middleware.
        Swing and AWT are an abomination upon the earth 🙂

  21. I have a B.A. in Sociology. If I had to do it over again, I would get a degree in social work, nursing, teaching, something that’s an actual vocation. I see lots of opportunity for early childhood educators and social workers where I live anyway!
    Secondly, I should have enrolled in a co-op program – one semester of school, one semester of work experience. Great way to get references, build relationship and get experience in your field and make money!

  22. I graduated with a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience and ended up getting my Master’s in Counseling! So while I may have graduated with a degree that could have lead to many different job opportunities, my graduate degree has narrowed the job field down considerably. If I could do it again I would go to a state school (oh, hindsight) and major in psychology. I was always interested in psychology but had this weird idea in my head that I had to study something “more difficult” in college (the strange ideas 18 year olds put in their heads…). If I had majored in psychology I could have been working an entry level therapists job for the last two years while in grad school rather than waitressing!!

  23. Double major in Psychology and Sociology – no advanced degree, would absolutely not do it over. I’m in my mid-twenties and just left my first job out of college – 3 years as an IT consultant – for a better and more specialized position. I loved my major, was engaged in all of my classes and even overextended myself to emphasize in neuroscience. My career is in statistics, data analysis, and predictive analytics, and my experiences as a psyc/soc major (working in a neuroscience lab analyzing behavior patterns, brain waves, data, etc; undergrad part-time job with the university IT department) that have gotten me to where I am today. IMO, it’s the ability to translate what you learned, what you are good at, and what you love into what you are trying to do (or the job you are applying for) that makes you the best candidate.
    I used to help my former employer with recruiting once I was promoted out of my initial position, and from experience I can say I didn’t care WHAT your major or most recent job was, if you could speak intelligently about what you learned from it and how it connects to the opportunity you want – you’re golden.

  24. I have a BFA in Interior Design, while I did enjoy the classes etc, I didn’t realize that it is just a sales job for the most part. I wish that degree programs were more like what the actual jobs are going to be so you at least have a little idea of what you are getting in to. While I don’t use my degree I don’t know what I would get instead. It hasn’t stopped me from working is all sorts of random fields, like being a financial aid administrator at a college, go figure.

  25. I have BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and I have a Master’s in Finance. If I were to do it all over again I probably would not have done Engineering and probably would have done Aviation Technology (think Engineering Light, more hands on, less theory). I probably also would have gotten my commerical pilots license while I was in school (since that is offered where I went).

    Right now I work for the government doing technical support and testing new financial systems. It’s more IT related than I really wanted to do, but I have a lot of experience from interships and other jobs in doing this type of work.

  26. I got a major in Communications: Advertising and minors in Spanish and Graphic Design. I actually think I chose the right major. I’m doing what I “studied” to do, and enjoying it for the most part. I wish I had taken advantage of more business and marketing courses to round out the creative elements of my career, but the Internets has helped edumacate me.

    For my career, I actually could have done without college. Resumes are coffee coasters. Portfolio is king. That being said, I wouldn’t have had the connections and general industry knowhow without going to college. So I probably did what I was supposed to.

  27. I have a 4 year degree w/ a Major in Human Resources and Labour Relations and a 2 year diploma w/ a major in Marketing Management. It’s a dynamo combination that has led to steady career growth over the last five years. Add to that my recent certification (CHRP) – it’s a great resume.

  28. I went with a BS in finance, emphasis in financial planning & insurance. Going to admit, I didn’t really pay attention to a lot of the insurance stuff because it didn’t interest me. However, I LOVE doing any financial planning, even if I’m mostly terrible at following what I preach. Also, nobody told me along the way that the financial planning jobs are 100% commissioned sales jobs at the entry level, and I didn’t bother to check that out before I was well on my way to graduating…also wasn’t a good sign when I left my interviews with a dislike of my interviewers at every interview.

    If I could do it over, I’d have done what I originally intended to do — a double major in corporate finance and accounting. I don’t work in a finance field right now (though I do payroll stuff, basically a glorified bookkeeper) and I can see the top from where I am, it’s not far off. I get paid ok, less than I’d like and less than my friends in software programming, so I’ve been poking around elsewhere. I don’t have the experience or the education to really apply for what I want to do.

    On the plus side, personal financial planning is a useful life skill that will have some personal benefit, even if I don’t use it in my career…

  29. I got my degree in Sociology in 2001. I loved all of my classes but was never able to find a job with it. If I was able to do it over again I would have majored in something like Math or Business too. I might have even gone to nursing school. Oh well. I don’t really want to go back and get another degree now. I am really glad I did go to college because it was a wonderful experience for me at the time.

  30. I got my BS in microbiology in 2003. IF I went to the schools I did, I’d still major in that (my uni had a wonderful micro program), but if I were going to do it over I probably would have gone to a private college instead of the state school I went to. That part of my schooling should have taken longer.

    I also got my PhD in molecular medicine in 2011. You can ask me when I’m 50 if I’ll be glad I got the PhD so I could continue up some government or industry ladder, but since I have an exceptionally miniscule chance at a faculty position, I’m betting I didn’t need the degree for academia. If I were doing it again, I would have looked harder at the PharmD and Physician Assistant programs. As a younger person picking my field, I didn’t much like working with people or memorization, which turned me off of the more clinical (and vocational) bioscience programs. Now, I suspect I’d do very well there.

  31. I graduated in Fall 2009 with a degree in Business Administration.

    I feel like I wasted $50,000 plus potential earnings in other jobs during that period just to show that I was smart and could graduate in the top 10% of my class. If I had to do it again I would get a technical degree and take every class they had on selling. Then I would work my way up in a more lucrative industry.

    I wish somebody had taught me the true value of an education (It can make or break you) or I had taken more risks and been more adventurous in high school. I would have learned from mistakes and could have made better decisions about my schooling and career before I got there. 18 year old kids are not experienced enough to make a $50,000 decision that will affect the rest of their lives. So basically, if I did it again I would live in the real world until I had $50,000 saved up and by then hopefully have the experiences necessary to make wise decisions. I would probably be entering college at 21, be more mature, and rise to the top much easier. And if I happened to find a career that worked for me by 21, I would have had that career plus the $50,000 I saved for school! Instead I graduated college at 22 years old feeling like I had been bent over by the government (student loans) with a degree that I regretted.

  32. I was a Business major! BS in Business. I was always interested in business, but never wanted to be an accountant. I managed to become CFO of several companies in my early thirties. I started to invest in income property and it helped me achieve financial independence by the time I turned 38 years old. Always do what you love and you will be good at it. The money follows.

  33. I started out with a degree in Audio Engineering (I guarantee it’s worse paying than that list if you ignore the people who get jobs out of field) then quickly picked up a degree in Computer Science. I graduated with a BS in both and minor in Math two months ago, and am happily employed. If i could go back, I don’t think I would change anything. Although I probably could have gotten a better education at a state school, the people I met at my school were enough to make the cost worth it. Wish I could have taken a few more Econ courses though. I may go back and get an MBA in the future.

  34. I took business in college years ago but I am in the health care field now because I took evening and online courses to become certified in my new field. It does not pay very well but I love it and I am one of the few people I know who are happy to go to work very day.

  35. My first year of college was Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, and Biology. After the first four months, I realized that I had no desire to spend the next 4 years studying these topics and none of the jobs I could envision with a B. Science, piqued my interest.

    I switched majors and ended up with a Bachelors of Commerce with a specialization in Tourism Management.

    Which, apparently, after graduation, made me qualified to become a hotel desk clerk, or to apply to work at one of the big 3 accounting firms in Canada.

    After spending a year and a half working, I went back to school to learn software programming.

    Part of me says, if I were to do it over, I’d go into Computer Science or Systems Administration, because some companies think if you don’t have a Computer Science degree you cannot possibly be a programmer – I’ve had interviews where the people conducting the interview actually admitted that they wanted to meet someone who had done all the things on my resume, but didn’t have a comp sci degree, because nobody believed it was possible (they weren’t willing to HIRE me though, because …I didn’t have a comp sci degree).

    But, at the same time, I know that if I had done my degree in 4 years, instead of switching and taking 5 years, I would have graduated a year too early to get into the diploma program that I did, and I would not have been hired by the company I was – and I *like* the way things have turned out 🙂

    My software company has hired 20-30 programmers since I’ve been there – and we’ve hired 2 who have a comp sci degree – only one of them was any good, the other was fired within 3 months. And I believe my business background helps me on a daily basis, so overall I’m good!

  36. I had no idea you were a psychology major; I was thinking you had studied econ or statistics. My major was also Psychology, but in my Sophmore Year I realized that to obtain a real job in that field, you need to go immediately for the Master’s and then on to Medical School (since all therapists do is perscribe meds). For this reason, I changed my focus and took only Industrial Psychology classes combined with Human Resources Management for a double major. This was the best decision I could have made; it launched my career in the private sector. If I could do it over again, I would have went to the same school, but probably taken more Technology courses.

    • I just had to clarify. Therapists do more than prescribe meds! I know-I am one! I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and do not prescribe medication at all, but provide specific types of talk therapy that are proven to help people with their symptoms.

  37. I’m #3 on the list – I have a BSc in health sciences. On it’s own, it’s a pretty useless degree. But the MD that I got next has balanced it out. If I had it to do over, I think I would probably do the same thing.

  38. What was your major in college?
    English with Economics minor

    If you could do college again, would you choose a different major?
    Absolutely. My ideas, goals and interests are COMPLETELY different now
    I honestly wish I had either waited 4-5 years to go to college instead of right out of high school. Traveled more BEFORE school.

    Also, I think I would have been more focused and understand more of where I wanted to go in life instead of just getting my degree. I ended up really enjoying Economics and Strategic Planning when I took a course in my 3rd year and wished I would have found that in my first year in order to plan out my degree better

  39. In undergrad I did a double major in psychology and English-psych because I wanted to become a psychologist, and English because I loved studying literature. I wouldn’t change a thing, except I’d love to return and take history, philosophy, religion, etc., just to broaden my general knowledge of the world (would totally do this one day when my kiddo is bigger just for interest sake). Obviously this would not likely improve my financial situation, but I’m a big geek who loves to learn, so this would be solely for personal development.

    I completed my masters and PhD in clinical psychology, and love my career now in private practice. It is personally and financially rewarding.

    Interestingly, only one other classmate of mine in honours psych applied for grad school in psychology. Most others went into teacher’s college, social work, HR, etc. Just to point out that psych majors have career options besides counseling 🙂 (i.e., research, statistical analysis, consulting with industry (industrial-organizational psychology))

  40. I majored in Hospitality and actually do research in that field… crazy right? I wish I had majored in Math.

    My husband is a Physical Therapist. While I love his paycheck, I hate that more than half goes to student loans until we get them paid off… which will be about 10 years 🙁

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