Choosing a Degree

Choosing Your College Degree: A Holistic Approach

Consider this holistic approach as you decide what college degree is right for you.What do biomedical engineering, event planning and bicycle repair have in common?

They’re among the fastest growing occupations, so says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its report, “Occupational Employment Projections to 2020.”

Good to know, since keeping up with what’s hot in the future can help you decide what to major in now.

This year, the hottest majors include:

  • Business
  • Environmental sciences
  • Information systems
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing

While the best degree to get is the one that puts you on your desired career path, it always helps to take into account which majors are most sought after by employers.

In addition to your major being in popular demand, there are other factors in deciding which degree is right for you.

Keep in mind, however, that no single factor, such as government statistics, media hype, or pressure from family and friends should determine what is the best bachelor’s degree to get.

Take the time to think about what you want.

Is your primary concern being happy with work?

Living out your passion?

Changing the world?

Making the most money?

A flexible work schedule?

Or, perhaps, all of the above?

Only you can answer these questions. Only you know what your wants, needs, desires, dreams and wishes are for the future.

So before you decide which degree program is right for you, consider all sides, including what will make you marketable and attractive to hiring managers, as well as what you want for your life.

The answer, then, to the question, “What degree should I get?” is this: The one that gets you from where you are to where you want to be.

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