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Pocking a Major Based on Desire

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Man's greatest achievement? Perhaps not, but can you afford not to read on when I am about to tell you about choosing a major that you are interested in is perhaps better than choosing something that may pay well? While much has been written on this topic and some articles can even influence people one way or the other. Even though picking a major that pays well is nice, especially in this economy, it is still usually better to choose a major that you are interested in, a major that is reasonable with you and your abilities to do well in school, and something that you will not regret in the future. I went into high school with the idea that I was going to be an architect because that is what my dad wanted me to do. It seemed like an okay choice, and it pays exceptionally well. Plus no one wants to let their parents down. So even though I was not too sure if that is what I truly wanted to do I did not have any other career paths in mind. At Lafayette High School there is an engineering class and an architecture class. I signed up for them because that is the best way to get a better understanding of what that job was really all about. When I told my parents that I signed up for this class my father was so excited. It did not take long for me to realize I was not enjoying the engineering class, I found it boring and too easy. I did not find anything about this class interesting. So the second I found out I could drop the class at midterm, that is exactly what I did. I stayed in the architecture class for the whole year because I enjoyed drawing up the blueprint of a house but no matter how much I enjoyed that artistic side of architecture I knew it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I told my built up the nerv... ... middle of paper ... ...ework not related to their major.” I know a relative of mine who went to college and decided that she was going to get a degree in psychology. She went the recommended years of school and got that degree. She got a job at a treatment center that put her psychology degree and knowledge to the test. She hated it and woke up in the morning dreading the day ahead. She eventually quite that job and started working at a pharmacy. She is now back in college, years later, and is now getting a degree in the medical field and is enjoying it so much more now. She always tells me how she wishes she could have went back in time and chose this as her degree in the first place. I feel like if she had possibly taken a class that had to do with the medical field she may have realized this passion sooner rather than suffer through something she honestly did not want to do. Conclusion
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