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I'm Asking: Do You Wish You Had Chosen a Different Major?

I'm Asking: Do You Wish You Had Chosen a Different Major?

Life is full of unproductive what-ifs, but this is one that I hear often. Unhappy professionals think that if only they majored in something different, they'd be on a better career path. Some workers have even wished they'd majored in something more enjoyable because their work has nothing to do with their specific education. Do you ever wish you had chosen a different major?


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ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I'm double majoring in Psychology and sociology.... so lets see where that takes me... I don't know if I exactly want to be a psychologist... maybe I could be a motivational speaker!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I wish I hadn't majored in English. I have a small time newspaper job at this point but am trying to find a fulltime job that pays better and just can't seem to get interviews in the various jobs that I apply to. I always though that being an English major was versatile but it just doesn't seem to be panning out for me. Very frustrating :(
chow chow 8 years
I love my major -- bioengineering, but i wish i had studied more.
cb36 cb36 8 years
Hmmmm..I went into college and took business classes even though they didn't interest me. After doing mediocre/poorly in those classes I decided I would try to pursue the one thing I really liked and found interesting (biology/env. sci.). I got even worse grades there as I realized that earning a biology degree required calculus and chemistry courses. Faced with the prospect of having to drop out after 2 yrs and answer to angry parents, I took a bunch of History classes and did really well. Ended up getting a History degree but only having a B- gpa due to the fresh/soph bio and biz classes. Now out for 2+ years, I haven't been able to find anything, and getting into grad schools with a mediocre gpa and no serious work exp. has not been easy. So if I could go back and do it over I absolutely would. (As someone posted above, I guess I could always go back and get another Bachelor's degree...I guess...)
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
I'm still in college and I've changed my major twice already. Originally, I went into early childhood education, then I switched to middle grades education so I could teach history, but then I decided I wanted nothing to do with the Texas public education system so I switched to sociology. I love sociology and have decided to go into social work after my degree is complete.
Mariannie Mariannie 8 years
I wish I could go back to school...
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 8 years
I'm still in school, and have a while to go. I could technically still change it, but I'm staying on the this path because it's something I'm passionate about. If it was my parents choice I would be major in pharmacy right now! It took a lot of arguing and tears to get to the point where I am right now. Hopefully I can make something out of it! :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that all in all i came to the right decision. i have several degrees - since i didn't know what i wanted to do while i was in school and luckily the last one that i got actually applies somewhat to what i'm doing .
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I went to back to college after I'd been out of high school for about eight years. I had no idea what I wanted to do, jsut that I couldn't be a receptionist for the rest of my life. One of my professor's inspired me to get an English degree, something that I was horrible at in high school. It hasn't helped me get a job in the field, but it showed me that I really can do a lot more than I originally thought. In the end, half of me wishes I had a different degree and the other half is really happy. I just wish that I had the money to go back and get a Masters and a Doctorate so that I could be a college professor too.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 8 years
I loved my major (Radio-TV-Film), but it hasn't become a career for me. I considered double-majoring in Education, and I really wish I had because at least I would have had a career.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
*I meant I couldn't see myself studying anything else. I will happy to graduate though cause then my brain wouldn't be so fried. Then I'll be able to type sentences that make sense.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
*I meant I couldn't see myself studying anything else. I will happy to graduate though cause then my brain wouldn't be so fried. Then I'll be able to type sentences that make sense.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
No, I love my major. I couldn't see myself studying and it comes with a bonus, careers related to my major are generally "recession proof". The world always needs engineers.
stargazer25 stargazer25 8 years
I got my BS in Sociology and now wished I would of double majored in Computer Science. Actually thinking of going back to get my second bachelor's degree in CS.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
I did choose a wrong major, but in a way i wouldn't have liked what i do without having made that mistake. I think as rule of thump, your first major should be general, hell you can always do a double major right? or you can minor like I did. If you're serious about going further at masters level you can become more of an expert. I am looking into perhaps doing a PhD in a few years now. Either that or I will open a gallery in 5 years max
lisseth0221 lisseth0221 8 years
I will be graduating in May with my BBA in Business Management. But I really wish I would have stuck to Political Science. I actually find that interesting and it would definitley help if I still want to be a lawyer...
bluebird bluebird 8 years
I currently have a business major, but I kind of wish I'd stuck with nursing instead. It's a far more mobile profession, and I never really got the chance to explore it (only fifty students per year are admitted into the nursing school at the university I go to.)
lelab lelab 8 years
I majored in Political Science and minored in Business and Economics. I work on DC on policy, so it was a perfect major for what I wanted to do and I love my career. However, I am not just that person. I would love to have taken an art history class or anthropology or even geology (rocks for jocks). My point is I was too focused on only taking classes that were useful and didn't explore other subjects in college. That's definitely my regret.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
I wish I had considered all the options before choosing a major. Like syako, I decided I wanted to study journalism when I was in high school, and I went to a uni with a great j-program, so I didn't have that period of exploration. I wouldn't change my degree necessarily, but now that my career goals are changing a bit, I wonder if a different degree (or a different path to the degree I have now) would have put me on a more satisfying path.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Nope. poly sci rocks.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Nope. poly sci rocks.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
I'm satisfied with my degree. However, in retrospect, I wish I went for something like accounting or finance.
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