Firsthill Psychological Services
June 26, 2020
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Choosing a College Degree

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In order to succeed professionally, one of the most important things that someone will need to do is receive a higher level of education than just high school. While going to college is often a good idea, choosing the right major can be just as important. Choosing the right major will provide you with a great education in a field that you are interested in, which should then help guide you towards a rewarding professional career. Since choosing the right major and degree is such a large decision, following a few different tips will help to ensure that you make the right choice.

When trying to choose your college major, one of the most important things to consider is what your interests are. While choosing a major that has good job prospects is important, you also need to find a career path that will allow you to be happy and feel satisfied. Try to spend some time thinking about what your eventual career goals are and what you would like to do on a daily basis. Based on this, and with the help of a guidance counsellor, you should be better able to find a relevant education path and college degree.

Another factor to consider when choosing a major is the job prospects that you will have when you graduate. Regardless of whether you choose to pursue a bachelor of arts, bachelor of commerce, or any other formal degree path, there should be plenty of information available for you to determine what your future job prospects are. You should be able to get a formal understanding of what types of jobs hire the specific major, what typical employment rates for new graduates are, what the average salary is for a new graduate, and what the likely salary will be five or ten years following graduation. After receiving this information, you should be able to make a more informed education decision.

When choosing your degree, you should also consider how long it will ultimately take you to fully complete the education. While many professions hire people with a four-year college degree, others require even more advanced degrees. If you are looking to become a doctor or lawyer you may spend up to another four years in school after college. Be sure to factor this additional time and financial requirement into your decision when you are choosing your college degree.


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