We all love to read positive articles about building careers in different fields of interest. However, a few courses are better than others, and there is rarely a talk about it.
The enormous cost of college today makes finding a suitable major even more valuable. Making the most of your university education is essential to your career success. While finding something you like is fantastic, being open-minded about the employment opportunities and the job market is mandatory.
With student loan debt increasing every year, our college students need to be very careful about spending their money on education. Upon graduation, your ultimate goal is to find a job and career that makes you happy and allows you to make a good living.
Parents need to support their high school students review the career opportunities available after they graduate. Before making your final settlement on which college major to pursue, you need to assess the pros and cons of your desired field of study. The end result is that students will make better judgments about what their future holds.
Here are six college majors with less opportunity for employment upon graduation:
- Religion: Regular colleges are not the road to take if you are looking to devote your time to religion. Most religious careers have low-income potential and present great self-satisfaction rewards for the right candidate. If this is the career path you want to pursue, speak with your bishops, local priests, monks, ministers, pandits, or rabbi. They can steer you along a way that will most likely cost zero and provide the direction you are looking for.
- English Literature: While literature is a beautiful way to enjoy your free time, it may not be the most suitable career path in today’s job market. It can help you build some excellent skills, but you will be overlooked by others with a more diverse set of computer, business, or technical training in the real world. Careers in this area are very low paying and would not help pay your undergraduate loans that were incurred during your studies.
- Anthropology: Very few possibilities exist for recent graduates in this field, and over the coming years, there will be even lesser. While this may be an exciting and enjoyable hobby for many individuals, it is not an encouraging career alternative. According to a recent survey, anthropology represents the worst college major choice in terms of financial well-being. Recent college graduates (2019-2020) of the major, those ages 21 to 26, can assume a considerable unemployment rate of 11%, well above other career options. Something in medicine would be a better alternative and provide many diverse avenues for career advancement.
- Photography or Fine Arts: Being a photographer or an artist is a beautiful talent and can be enjoyable to picture your final work. But the reality is that careers in this area are not very plentiful or profitable. With the advent of excellent cell phone cameras and modern, easy to use editing programs, digital arts and photography have become simple for the average person to get decent results. Landing an internship opportunity to assist a photographer/cinematographer can be a better opportunity to acquire photography skills and build up your own portfolio rather than seeking a formal major.
- Exercise Science: For those thinking about pursuing this major, please re-consider. Your employment possibilities are no better than if you were an athlete in high school, looking for a gym job, or being a personal trainer. Payscale is generally low, and there are no particular jobs that require this degree for employment.
- Radio & Television: The job you might connect with this major doesn’t promise to be a good investment: TV and radio announcers rank among our worst jobs for the future, facing a 22% decline in positions over the next fifteen years. Plus, employers prefer to hire people who have bachelor’s degrees in journalism, communications, or broadcasting, and that’s an alternative you should seek.
These six majors offer less than the sought-after potential for jobs upon graduation. Be mindful of your need to earn a living, as well as seek a passion. Unless you are individually wealthy and do not need to work, the cost of your education would be better spent building a prosperous and enjoyable career.