49% of all college grads regret their choice of major.

Why? Well, according to a study by LendingTree, it's because...

  • there's not enough pay in their field of choice

  • they find little to no job satisfaction or benefits

  • they weren't well informed of other career prospects

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The right major will help you avoid these regrets!

Choosing a major in a high demand field will help you find the bright future you deserve.

#1 : STEM Major

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Some majors included in STEM such as Software Development are projected to grow as much as 22% from 2019 to 2029.

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Some undergraduate programs that are part of STEM:

  • Biology and Physics (Sciences)

  • IT and Computer Science (Technology)

  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering (Engineering)

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Math)

You'll improve and develop relevant skills such as analytical problem solving and digital fluency with these majors, as they heavily focus on logical reasoning.

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#2 : Healthcare Major

Healthcare occupations are projected to grow 16% from 2020 to 2030 while also enjoying a median salary of about $75,000, making it another popular option amongst college students.

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Undergraduate healthcare majors may include...

  • Public Health

  • Nursing

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Healthcare Administration

  • Pharmaceutical Science

With patient care being the main focus of the industry, healthcare majors may learn to become better with skills such as empathy and coping with uncertainty.

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#3 : Business Major

The median annual salary for business and financial occupations is about $72,000 while also projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, giving business majors less to worry about for the future.

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Business majors include...

  • Accounting

  • Marketing

  • Business Administration

  • Human Resources

  • Entrepreneurship

Since business occupations tend to work with large organizations and clients, business majors gain effective collaboration skills and learn to be results-oriented.

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Rebecca, a 1st year undergraduate student wants to switch her English major to a field with better prospects. She'd like to gain analytical problem solving skills. Which major would be best for her to switch to?

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