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Originally posted by TexturizedDiva TexturizedDiva wrote:

STEM. STEM. and STEM.
 
If I could I'd switch to engineering, but I hate math, and I refuse to torture myself.



I had to leave Computer Science cause of all that math and science I just don't have the time. I think info systems is a good replacement though. I got an A in programming, so I'm leaning towards a career MAYBE in that


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Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

 

Chemical and nuclear engineer . One friend just landed a job in cali but he was homeless (or bondocking as he called it) for nearly a year. Another bounced from alaska to cali before gettin a job in Maine.

I agree that being able to move helps but one shouldn't be surprised if its short lived either. Its not always the fault of the employee.

I never said that it was.
 
<span style="line-height: 1.4;">Im not too familiar with those majors. I know that electrical and computer engineers get jobs wayyy to easily. lol </span>
<span style="line-height: 1.4;">Civil E and mechanical E have a little harder time. </span>
Math is in between. Stats is pretty good if you have programming abilities.
Compsci is fairly easy
Physics gets not jobs

ETA: For me personally, Im offered jobs occasionally. I was offered one today actually. But they are never jobs that I want. Can't get those for some reason.  Sleepy



My degrees are ChemE. You need to do internships in college or graduate from a top 10 engineering school to be competitive. We're the best paid engineers because employers hire us for our aptitude to learn anything. So employment is selective.
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I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.
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getting a job is about intellect (gpa, coursework, ability to quickly learn a new task), internships, and networking

networking can get people very far if they lack (not completely of course) the other two so it's pretty high on the list



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I'm a hospital nurse on a progressive and critical floor and we are paid well and treated well.  We work with the doctors as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.  I love hospital nursing and have zero desire to do anything else.  Someday I hope to move into the cath lab but I don't want that type of call while my kids are little.

I see some of the more timid staff get treated poorly at times because they be tiptoeing around acting all unsure.  If you know your stuff and take your job as clinical liaison and patient advocate seriously, you're taken seriously.  The doctors I work with respect me and thank me daily.  I respect them.  We kick it after work sometimes and a few have even been to my house for parties and vice versa.  We're very close knit and the chemistry shows in our work days.  I feel blessed every day I go to work.

Oh, and I only work three days a week.  Yes they are 12-hour shifts but it FLIES by when you have really sick patients.  

That comment about what call light kind of hurt.  Bad nurses need to GTFO of the profession.  People deserve better than that.  I just imagine someone sitting in their soiled brief waiting for someone to give a damn.  Ugh.....  That's why I can't with nursing homes.  You get like 10 patients.  That don't make no sense to me.  We get 4.  

Anyway OP.  Can you job shadow?  If you can I would suggest that and/or an informational interview where you set up basically a question and answer session with someone doing the job you think you want to do.  

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The best job advice I ever got was from my daddy.  He said it ain't about what you know, it's about what you can do.  True story.
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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.

Which is why everyone can't be a STEM major. Everything isn't for everyone and at the end of the day....you should do something that you genuinely do enjoy.  Very few people can do something they hate for 40 years unless it pays them millions...and it likely wouldn't bc you won't have the desire or work ethic to get that far.
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Well, there has to be a balance between something you are passionate about and something that will offer you a good salary.

There is nothing like economic independance.
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Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.

Which is why everyone can't be a STEM major. Everything isn't for everyone and at the end of the day....you should do something that you genuinely do enjoy.  Very few people can do something they hate for 40 years unless it pays them millions...and it likely wouldn't bc you won't have the desire or work ethic to get that far.
This all day. IMO if you can study something you love doing and make a good living doing it, I don't care if it is stem or liberal arts, go do it.Thumbs Up



...even if it means getting a yt undergrad degree first before moving on to graduate studies.LOL

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Originally posted by sbrownie84 sbrownie84 wrote:

Any advice on communications as a major? Useless? Nursing?

Any stable majors out there?

What are you passionate about?

Nursing is obviously the more stable of the two majors, but don't just choose a major because of its stability if you have no interest in it. 

If you are in it just for the $ and have no passion for it, it will show and you're setting yourself up to be miserable. 

Find a balance. Choose a major that 1) you love and are genuinely interested in and 2) will allow you to earn a stable income once you graduate. 




Edited by purpulicious01 - May 15 2014 at 11:41am
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