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Potential Careers for Your Major

Before deciding on a major, it is important to know what careers you can pursue with it. You wouldn’t major in Mathematics to become a sculptor, right? We have compiled some careers that our most popular majors can lead to. Read below to get a better understanding of the type of job your major will get you ready for.

Business Degree

Business Degree

Business majors have many options when it comes to choosing a career. Accountants are currently in high demand, with an anticipated 11 percent job growth by 2024. As an accountant, your job duties include auditing, tax preparation and financial consulting. This is definitely a career geared towards numbers and data people.

Are you more of a people person? Perhaps Human Resources is the career path for you. You are at a company to keep the peace amongst employers and employees. Keeping up office morale is vital to this job, and you will train employees and deal with discrepancies amongst staff.

Some other growing jobs in business include statistician, financial manager, operations research analyst and a management analyst. 

Communication Arts

Communication Arts

Communication is one of the most important skills an employee can have, which is why this major applies to many different careers! One job in particular that requires professional level communication is Public Relations. As a PR Representative, your main job is to make a company look good. You are the link between the company and the public. PR Reps need to understand what actions can make or break a company. It is important to be able to effectively communicate in this career, especially when your company makes a mistake.

Want a communications career with a little less pressure than Public Relations? Being a Social Media Strategist may be a good option for you. Though this career can be stressful like any other job, you get time to craft your company’s image. In this digital era, this career is becoming ever more prominent and necessary. You will work on a company’s social media accounts and convey the brand’s voice.

Other rewarding careers a Communication Arts majors can pursue include advertising, event planning, sales and journalism. 

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

When it comes to Biological Sciences, there is a lot of room for specialization. Microbiology is one career where you can work in a variety of areas such as health, food and medicine. Microbiologists put in the time and research to figure how things work at a microbiological level, so it’s a perfect career for people who are curious about the way things function.

As scientists continue to study climate change, working in environmental science is becoming increasingly important. You can research anything from plant life to endangered species. People in this career are working towards the betterment of the environment and the species that live within it.

Some other lucrative jobs a Biological Sciences major can pursue include biotechnology, nursing, research and public health.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

As people live longer, the medical field is only going to continue to grow. Dietetics is one Health Science career that is helping the population maintain healthy and balanced diets. Dietitians work with people who struggle with obesity, eating disorders, diabetes and many other diet-related concerns. This is a rewarding career, especially since you are helping people increase their quality of life.

Another rewarding health science career is working in prosthetics. Prosthetics work with patients who need artificial limbs. They design and fit the devices for patients. This career helps people with disabilities live more mobile lives.

Some other careers this major has to offer are nursing, dental, radiation therapy and audiology.

Education

Education

Education is the groundwork for a functioning society. As an education administrator, you will make sure everything is running smoothly and students receive the best possible education. You will hire staff, work with faculty, maintain a budget and be an overall leader. As baby boomers retire, there is an anticipated demand in this career. 

One challenging yet rewarding career is working in Special Education. As diagnoses become more accurate, this career continues to grow. You will work with special needs students to make sure they are continuing to develop skills and to help them learn in a unique way. This career requires both creativity and problem-solving skills.

Education majors can also pursue careers in school counseling, postsecondary teaching, tutoring and more.

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