So clearly you’ve followed the Poor Girl’s advice, applied and gotten aid to, and are now attending college. Great. Fantastic. Now you have to choose a major. Good luck with that. Coming to a decision which seemingly concludes the very thing you would like to do with the rest of your life is not only daunting, it’s basically impossible. Realistically your major is merely a suggestion, because whatever you want to do in life, you’re going to ultimately pursue.. Sure you can take the safe path and try out each field, take internships until you find something of interest. You could even maybe major in the classes that you find most interesting, or you can take the tried and true method I myself followed that has fared me well – wait until the very last day to declare and choose a major based upon what few classes are still open. Really it saved me a lot of extra work and due diligence up front. And let’s face it, there’s a chance you don’t even know what due diligence is; so frankly, the less of it you have to do, probably the better.
We all know money begets money, so choosing a finance major – whatever your ultimate career – is likely to net you more money than choosing a psychology degree. But choosing a child or family studies degree will net you less money than….well frankly every other degree. Pssh, children. They are not our future. Am I saying major in finance even if you want to be a teacher, just because by virtue of having that degree you’re likely to be paid more? I mean…what if you got a finance degree, invented a new teaching method which taught children how to earn more money, and became wildly successful at that. Well now that would be the loophole now wouldn’t it?
Most of all, what I’m saying is that I take issue with the list noted above and wonder just how accurate it truly is? Noted as the 7th most poverty making major, was a paralegal/law degree. You’re telling me, Mr. List, that people with law degrees, over the course of their lives are some of the poorest educated individuals out there? I think not. If a student chose an undergraduate degree in law, chances are they followed up with a JD degree as well and became some sort of hoity-toity lawyer type making gobs of money practicing soul-less litigation. And if they did not, well then, they’re just that aimless sort that has no real direction or ambition in life and they probably deserve their place at #7 on the most poverty-stricken-yet educated list.