Most Regretted College Major is HUMANITY; Least Regretted are CSci & ENGINEERING

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  • #6962

    Pleu
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    Something doesn’t add up though.. just look around America compared to other places you may have vacationed… and its clear US social and physical infrastructure both – ie school/public security/safety to bridges and buildings – are falling apart, not improving; meanwhile ‘smart’phones and tech get bulkier, dumber and slower not faster.

    Who are they khidding?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/this-is-the-most-regretted-college-major-in-america/ar-AADopbl

    ‘Results show nearly two-thirds of American workers regret something about their education, whether it’s because they feel like they chose the wrong major or because they’re swimming in student loans.

    As for humanities majors, CBS News says the regret comes from lousy pay, since they’re least likely to see higher salaries after graduation.

    A whopping 75% of humanities majors said they regretted their college education.

    CBS News adds about 73% of grads who studied social sciences, physical and life sciences, and art also second-guessed picking those majors.

    On the flip side, those with a degree in science, technology, engineering and math – perfectly suited for careers in the STEM field, were happiest with their majors – which also usually led to big bucks.”

  • #6967

    Mr.Children
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    Most people aim for easy jobs and those with the easiest jobs are the least happiest. When you work in STEM, every single f*cking day, you become better than the last and make it very hard for people to compete with you. For somebody to do my job, it could take years to get to my level….years that most people aren’t willing to sacrifice. One the other hand, I have friends who are working jobs that you can train a homeless guy in 30 minutes to do.

  • #6969

    Polin Hem
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    if you are constantly worried about others you never gonna be happy at all. honestly i’ve studied both computer engineering and psychology. they are both interesting fields but to me I gravitated towards psychology. watched way too many hannibal lecter movies.

    • #7033

      smokeybandit
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      I had a barang friend who studied computer science then switched the psychology major. I’m not sure why he did maybe. Maybe the courses got too dry? Despite that, he still works in a tech role as a project manager.

  • #7025

    Pleu
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    ^Psych was my undegrad degree; @ CSULB was MBA..

    but spending so much time at the Japanese Garden got me back to my roots!

    why o why don’t ppl just do what they love?

    • #7048

      Polin Hem
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      well for me what got me was how it made me understand myself better. helped me get over the divorce and get right back on track. now im 1 year from graduating. fucking amazing field

  • #7026

    Polin Hem
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    bro i was so unhappy and mean to people before now im jus this way with a select few. thanks psychology!

  • #7029

    Pleu
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  • #7069

    navi
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    Not surprised one bit with how this list turned out. Regret or lack thereof for a college major mostly comes down to employment opportunities post-graduation. Some people love giving out stupid pieces of advice like ‘study what you love!’, but there’s always a caveat to that. Sure you can study what you love….but only if you’re rich! Only if you’ve already got that ‘f#%* you’ money. The other 99% of people who aren’t in this position have to be forward-thinking when choosing a major.

    Humanities, Social Sciences and Life Sciences top this list because a bachelors in history, or psychology, or biology on its own is virtually useless in securing a well-paying job. You’ll need at least a masters for many of these fields. And even if you get a masters or a PhD, the job probably still doesn’t pay well compared to those in the sTEM fields, especially when you consider the time and cost of the additional education.

    It used to be long ago that college or university was purely about the pursuit of knowledge. That’s clearly changed as we’ve been living in an ultra competitive global landscape for quite some time now.

  • #7070

    Polin Hem
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    why do people always assume because they couldnt find a job that i cant? like seriously lol i have never had a problem finding a job.

    • #7565

      Mr.Children
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      Young people are taught to be pursue what they love and they can be anything they want to be. That’s why we have a joke of a college system that cater to this demand and create countless useless courses and majors. English is a popular major and you just can’t convince young people that becoming an English teacher is very hard. For every 30+ students or so, there is a need for one teacher…who could teach 100 or so students. Tech on the other hand, for multiple openings…they’d be lucky to find one person who is somewhat knowledgeable.

      To me, it’s clear, if you want a job, look for jobs in demand.

  • #7111

    navi
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    Most anybody can find a job. Not everybody can find a good job that’s related to their field of study.

    • #7542

      Pleu
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      awesome! thats keepin it real.. hardly nobody wanna do real work nowadays, son!

  • #7113

    Pleu
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    Nuthin like independence!

    Most ppl now are cry-babies among other thangs.

    Imagine if colleges (and/or electricity) ceased to exist, what would all these lazy people sitting at computers most all day being doing?

    • #7116

      Polin Hem
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      thats why i chose psychology. my brother graduated with a degree in philosophy. he became an officer in the army. hes going for his masters now. i on the other hand am going to stop after the bachelors. that’s all i need to teach english overseas in cambodia. got a nice little gig lined up and the food and cost of living over there is so cheap. im young and have no plans of being saddled down to a job and debt that comes along with getting married and buying a house. nope i got 1 kid already and to me thats enough.

    • #7564

      Mr.Children
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      That’s a flawed way of thinking. Humans typically adapt and do whatever jobs are available at the time.

  • #7597

    Polin Hem
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    see thats where u got me fucked up. i dont play by the rules and im not normal. ask anyone who knows me ever worked with me. fuck the rules nigga. ill pack your ass out at work nigga. on me. all you niggas is soft like marshmellows. talking about this and that. you give me a bachelor’s degree in refrigeration and ill still parlay that into a job. sorry ass niggas stop crying about what other people wanna study.

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