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Which Major Should I Choose?

Graduating from high school can be an exciting yet scary time for students.  There are many important decisions to make in a short amount of time, but taking the time to research these decisions can save a lot of trouble in the future.  


One important decision that some students face is what to major in if they go to college.  There are many different majors to choose from, and your choice of major could possibly affect where you choose to go to school.  While some students may focus their major on what they enjoy doing, others may choose a major based on potential salary.  An article from CareerBuilder.com recently researched the highest paying college majors, several of which are listed below.

  • Health sciences, specifically nursing.  Careers in health sciences require a lot of schooling, but all that studying pays off when the median starting salary for a nurse is over $48,000.
  • Business.  Degrees in business will almost always provide a job since they can cover a range of topics, resulting in a college graduate who is qualified for many different positions.  The median starting salary for business majors is almost $55,000.
  • Communications.  With the world of social media becoming more and more popular, business and organizations are discovering new ways to advertise and reach out to consumers.  Communications majors can do just that and more, with a median starting salary of just over $44,500.

Of course there is more to choosing a career than just looking at its potential salary.  You should also research if a job offers benefits such as Wisconsin health insurance, if you will enjoy doing that job for 40+ hours per week, where such jobs are available, and so on.  It only takes a minor amount of time to research these items, and doing so will put you on the right track to attain your goals.

-Sam

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