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      12-14-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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a good major for college?

im in college and im in need of help. i have a major in my mind (finance) but what are other good choices, something that brings in some $$$, wouldnt wanna show up to a low pay job with a bmw. anyway thanks in advance all advice will be taken into consideration
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a good major... do what interests you... i hate chemistry... and im a biochem & molecular bio major... i wanna do physical medicine so i have to take this route or the chemistry route
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nursing and electrical engineering. im taking architecture just because i like designing but i know that EEs make much more money than us.
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Finance is a good choice. It is pretty general and won't limit you to any particular job.
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For business, Marketing is great if you're more creative.
If I liked math a little more I would have done some kind of Engineering
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take lots of classes in fields that interest you, plenty of time to decide for yourself which area you like the best!
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you want a high paying job..........try teaching
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being a civil or electrical engineer would be my second choice, is any body here a financial advisor or associate?
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nursing and electrical engineering. im taking architecture just because i like designing but i know that EEs make much more money than us.
From an MSEE (+10 years of exp):
The EE degree lands you a job quickly with a good starting salary. Then, you creap slowly up (on avg. <5% per year). Or, you can change jobs every 5 years for a nice bump. (Un)fortunately, the EE has many sub-disciplines (RF, digital, power, blah, blah) and once you're in one of those, you become very limited. The worst thing about being an EE is that outside of that you have limited options.
However, it is possible to getout of there with an MBA degree (later) or simply with the Marketing/Sales experience.

Good Luck
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heh i would advise against pre med also....

too much work for little $$$
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From an MSEE (+10 years of exp):
The EE degree lands you a job quickly with a good starting salary. Then, you creap slowly up (on avg. <5% per year). Or, you can change jobs every 5 years for a nice bump. (Un)fortunately, the EE has many sub-disciplines (RF, digital, power, blah, blah) and once you're in one of those, you become very limited. The worst thing about being an EE is that outside of that you have limited options.
However, it is possible to getout of there with an MBA degree (later) or simply with the Marketing/Sales experience.

Good Luck
hmmm... i didnt know that. cool info.

but i know they get good starting salary. i know an EE guy who just got into LA's water dept with a starting of 28 bucks he just graduated too.
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I was a pre med, and what a mistake! now I am going to go to dental school.
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hmmm... i didnt know that. cool info.

but i know they get good starting salary. i know an EE guy who just got into LA's water dept with a starting of 28 bucks he just graduated too.
Yup, as I pointed out, it is easy and quick to find the job (and it will be). The starting salary is great (in 1997 I started with $22/hr), it is pretty secure job position. I changed job once, for a 40% bump, otherwise, you pee on yourself if you get more than 3% yearly. I work for a major Company (one of the largest Chip makers in the world...).
Work is always interesting and challenging, but as I said, the roads are limited...
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