I ran into a friend of mine shopping with her daughter who was getting ready to go off to college. I asked her daughter if she was excited about going off to college and was surprised to hear her express a lot of worry and concern over what to study. I know when I was in college I didn’t think much about it because at that time as long as you had a degree, getting a job was pretty certain. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case anymore.
With a sagging economy, graduating college students aren’t finding jobs. They are moving back in with mom and dad and waiting to find a job in their career. I spoke with one college graduate who was so frustrated because she can’t leave her waitressing job because there is no work in her field. She’s been working there since high school.
As students get ready to start their first year in college they have a tough decision to make regarding their college major. Listed below are the 5 top college majors that students should consider if they want to find work when they graduate.Debbie Haughton’s TV Interview below on 5 Top College Majors
On the Daily Buzz – Nationally Syndicated Cable News Show

1. Engineering
Electrical
Mechanical
Computer
Chemical

2. Health Care
Nursing
Physician Assistants
Physical Therapists
Medical Assistants
Medical records
X-ray technicians
Dental Hygienists

3. Business Administration/Management
Software Designer/developer
System Administrator
Business Analyst (software implementation)
Database Administrator

4. Accounting

5. Digital Media
Graphic/web designer

BONUS: A student becomes more employable if a second language is spoken especially Asian.

Unfortunately, many students entering into college choose majors that don’t set them up for finding work when they graduate. Those college majors are:

Most Popular College Majors with less job placement success
1. Psychology
2. Education
3. English Language/Literature
4. Economics
5. Communication
6. Political Science
7. Music
8. Art
9. Philosophy
10. Religious studies

It is important to keep in mind that when choosing a college major that you also choose to study something you would have the aptitude for and enjoy. If that doesn’t apply, no matter how much a job is in demand, it won’t be a good fit if you don’t enjoy your work.NOTE: you can freely redistribute this resource, electronically or in print, provided you leave the authors contact information below intact.

Author: Deb Haughton, MS, LMHC