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Need your advice/suggestions please

  1. Sep 22, 2010 #1

    I am currently enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts program.

    I have picked the following majors and from these I have to choose ONE:
    1. History
    2. Psychology
    3. Philosophy
    4. Sociology

    So w.r.t. the jobs out there today and a bright future, which ONE of the above 4 majors would you suggest me to go for? Also, would a Masters in it be helpful or not? And if you know of any, please do suggest what kind of jobs I am looking at.
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  3. Sep 22, 2010 #2
    Why are you posting this in a physics forum? I recently graduated with a degree in accounting, and even though accounting is supposed to be one of the most sought after degrees, I had trouble finding a job. Personally, I wouldn't recommend going into any of those fields, especially if you are only planning on getting an undergraduate degree. There arent a whole lot of jobs in any of those fields, unless you want to be a high school teacher, and even that I think you will need more education than just an undergrad in one of those areas.
  4. Sep 22, 2010 #3
    If you would like information on the career prospects of the undergraduate degrees you mentioned, I suggest the http://nces.ed.gov/datalab/index.aspx" [Broken] tool. You should be able to drill down through the various datasets they have compiled and determine likely jobs by undergraduate major.

    For example, http://www.benespen.com/downloads/nces-powerstats-tables/Occupation_by_major.pdf" shows the field of employment by undergraduate major ten years after graduation. In the fields you mention, the two biggest employment categories are teaching and business. However, between those two, you typically only see 40-50% employment, so there are lots of options.

    If you want to get an idea of what kinds of jobs these are, I suggest the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Two categories related to the business and management jobs noted above are http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#11-0000".
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