Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Fight for Your Greatest Life

What are the new, up and coming fields? Just like you, I was asking myself the same question. This is a great question to be asking yourself and making sure that you have, of course, chosen a major where your field will make you happy but will also help you make some money. After doing some much needed research on the topic for myself and the lovely students of Hofstra University, there are a few jobs that are in high demand right now.

All these jobs are subject to change within the next few years because what America needs right now may not be anywhere near what we need three years from now. From what I gathered, the top three jobs according to the data collected from several sites are (not in order): Registered Nurses (with a median salary of $68,000), General Manager or Operations Manager of  Business (with a median salary of $98,000), and Data Scientist (with a median salary of $111,000). I would recommend doing a bit of research on your own on as it is a great way to see if your career has a bright outlook.

While this is good to know, don’t feel like that is all that is out there! These may be popular or most needed, but may not be the best fit for you. What is great about these options is that all these different jobs can fall under numerous majors. You don’t have to be a business major to manage a business. It all boils down to how you apply your knowledge and resources. Managerial skills and the ability to process data are advantageous expertise in a multitude of fields highlighting exactly why your transferable skills are just as important as the actual degree that you hold. 

Just because the need for certain career is high and it isn’t your career doesn’t mean you can’t make money and have an abundance of happiness in your life. I like to think that life happens in such a way that allows everybody to have the power to change their own destiny. Life is all about your perspective; any and all majors at Hofstra provide an opportunity for personal and professional success.

Everyone’s future is bright and life is too short to think that you aren’t going to make it wherever you want to be in life. Don’t forget that no matter the major you choose, it’s up to you to utilize the resources to contribute to your success. If you are feeling doubtful (which I really hope you are not), you have time to change your major if you ever want or need to. Need help with that? That is where the Career Center comes into play. 

I’ll leave you with my favorite quote:
“It is never too late to be what you might have been”
- George Eliot

While this is open to interpretation, I take it to mean that it is never too late to change who you are, or what you want to be.
Hadiya Robinson
Undergraduate Assistant for External Relations

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