What Degree Should You Choose?

3 years ago

One of the hardest decisions to make when you’re considering returning to school is your degree. There are so many choices, and your degree affects your life. That’s why you should choose something that fits your personality. You’ll be happier in the long run because you’ll be able to pursue your passion. Let us help you pick the degree that fits you the best.

Are You a Social Butterfly?

 

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Outgoing people do well in careers where there is a lot of interaction with other people because they think well on their feet and like to meet new people. There are all sorts of degrees where social butterflies excel; so if you match this personality type, consider the following:

  • Social and Behavioral Science: Make a difference in the world by solving social issues as a social worker, teacher, counselor, or non-profit advocate.
  • Nursing: Use your social butterfly skills to put patients at ease and help them get well faster at a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center.
  • Language: Travel internationally to help people from different nations communicate for business purposes.
Do You Like to Be in Charge?

 

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Some people are natural-born leaders. They like to set goals, make plans, and keep others motivated. Leaders are needed in every career field, but take a look at these following degrees, which are the best match for dominant personalities:

  • Business: Be an entrepreneur or help a business increase profits by making important decisions.
  • Law: Bring people to justice in a court setting or give legal advice to businesses and nonprofits.
  • Teaching: Take control of a classroom and help students further their education in a subject of your choice.
Do You Enjoy Your Time Alone?

 

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Introverts avoid social situations, especially when there's a large crowd of people. They don’t mind working on their own with very little supervision. Many jobs require this kind of personality, and they include the following:

  • Art: Create works of art for all sorts of media, including print and online. Graphic design is a rapidly growing job market, too.
  • English: Use your command of the English language to write or edit articles for local magazines, newspapers, or websites. This major is even a common online degree you could pursue.
  • Design: Design websites and other material for businesses using your creative skills.
Would You Rather Be Outdoors?

 

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If you enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and playing sports, there are all sorts of career choices that can help you maintain your nature habit. Consider a degree in the following fields to help make this dream a reality:

  • Environmental Science: Study the earth’s geography, atmosphere, and more with a degree in geology, earth science, or nature conservation.
  • Biology/Chemistry: Understand how plants and animals survive in their natural environment, and find ways to prevent diseases and ecosystem problems.
  • Sports Medicine: Help athletes stay healthy and recover from injuries related to outdoor sports.
Do You Like to Solve Problems?

 

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Analytical-type people do well in math, science, and engineering fields because they require a high degree of brain power and thinking. If you like to use your mind, consider one of the following degrees:

  • Math: Learn complicated formulas and theories to help businesses progress their technology and experience in almost any industry.
  • Accounting: Take care of payroll and other money-related tasks for business and individuals.
  • Medicine: Solve problems by diagnosing patient illnesses. This can be at a clinical level or a general doctor’s office setting.

Choosing a degree is important, but it’s also important to note that the Washington Post says only 27 percent of grads get a job related to their major. So, if choosing a major has your head spinning, don’t worry too much about potential careers. You can always change directions if you’re unsatisfied in where your career is taking you. The most important thing is to earn a degree, no matter what it is, because it shows potential employers that you have a base level of education, are driven, and can stick to something.

Author Bio:

Lizzie Wann is the Content Director for Bridgepoint Education. She oversees all website content and works closely with New Media, Career Services, and Student Services for Ashford University.

 

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