A recent article delved into the “most regretted majors” of college graduates. It shows the average salary and discusses the narrow range of work opportunities stemming from these fields of study. The article shows a great flaw in our education system today: students are not studying what they enjoy and do not enjoy academics while attending college.
Too many blind people attend higher education assuming that with it, they will have financial security, and with financial security, they will find happiness. It is become commonplace for high school graduates to attend college, with the “failures” jumping into the working life instead. To prevent people from ending up with a major they regret, students need to sit down, determine what they are passionate about, and study something relating to that rather than studying what they perceive will provide the most wealth. Conversely, students need to stop being ashamed of admitting that college is not for them, and should join the workforce if that is what they feel is best for them.
Top 5 Most Regretted Majors – Catherine Conlan – Yahoo – 2013 – Retrieved from http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/top-5-most-regretted-majors#WT.mc_n=yta_fpt_article_most_regretted_majors