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    Re: Whats your major in?

    I'm an international relations and German double major (though not at Iowa State), so I'll through out ag business since my dad graduated Iowa State with that degree



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    History Major here, if writing really long papers and essay tests out of blue books are your thing, then the History major could be for you.

    The best part about the history degree? NO MATH CLASSES. I had to take one summer Stats 101 course at DMACC and that requirement was filled.
    What kind of job can you get with a degree in history? The only person I know that majored in history is now painting houses.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What kind of job can you get with a degree in history? The only person I know that majored in history is now painting houses.
    "I disagree" ~ Melvin Ejim



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    My advice would be to look at this from all angles. If you think you need to live a lifestyle that needs a 100k income a year, then you'll have to avoid the humanities (although, that is my degree and I have a masters and am living comfortably).

    The old adage of "if you enjoy what you do, you'll never work a day in your life" is somewhat true. I firmly believe there is value in things such as happiness, location of work place, stress management that are not measured in $$, but are very important. For example, if your dream is to be an aerospace engineer but also live in central iowa, your options are limited vs if you would live anywhere. I also know that someone could go get training in being an electrician, get an apprenticeship, and in about 10 years own your own business and live a comfortable life.

    Do what works for you, ask lots of questions (like you are doing on here) for a variety of opinions. One example I share with people. EVERYONE wants to work with kids, but think of the aging population.....lots of jobs out there for services for the elderly vs kids...as just one example.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    "I disagree" ~ Melvin Ejim
    A. Disagree with what? I asked a question.
    B. Does Melvin have a job already? I have no doubt he will because he seems like an extremely bright person but I wonder if it will have anything to do with his degree. Unless of course it's teaching.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Started out in Journalism, then switched to Exercise Science after a year and ended with bachelor in that and minor in Psych. Ex science was great because it allowed me to take a lot of classes that pertained to physical therapy and were really interesting to me. And you know.... the aforementioned hot chicks.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Political science and econ. Especially econ. Great degree and a great combo. I now use both in Washington, D.C.



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Computer Engineer. If you enjoy problem solving an Engineering degree will all but guarantee you a job on the way out (yes, even if you pick Industrial Engineering). You will work your *** off for your degree though.

    Unless you really want to become a Physical Therapist I can't say I would recommend going after a Kinesiology or Exercise Science degree.

    I don't know how many of the 101 courses you can take but I'd encourage you to enroll in as many as you can for fields that are interesting to you.

    Spending four years to get a History, Anthro, Psych, Sociology, English, etc degree (without going after a teaching license or something similar) seems like a poor financial decision.



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    2003 MIS grad. I'd strongly recommend it if you're interested in programming but maybe not as good at math as the comp sci kids.

    There's an unbelievable surplus of high paying jobs. Focus on c# and get a good understanding of t-sql and you're set. So many jobs, so many unqualified candidates = so much money.


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What kind of job can you get with a degree in history? The only person I know that majored in history is now painting houses.

    The only one I know is an associate editor at a small industry magazine. She couldn't find anything (beyond teaching) for history directly, but all the writing she had done for various history research papers segued nicely into writing and editing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What kind of job can you get with a degree in history? The only person I know that majored in history is now painting houses.
    I don't think getting just just a history major there is much out there for an individual. People I know, who have a History major, also have another major along with it: like Political Science, Teaching, etc.


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    Mech. Engineering and Econ right here.


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What kind of job can you get with a degree in history? The only person I know that majored in history is now painting houses.
    I work in business intelligence for a large corporation. Lots of research, anything with research you can do, it's also a great base degree for law school. Don't listen to these yahoos, you can do whatever you want if you are intelligent and have a good personality armed with a degree. Finding a job is more about who you are than what you know unless you are in to the super technical stuff like IT or Engineering.


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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    And I bet you are outstanding in your field...

    Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?



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    Re: Whats your major in?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What kind of job can you get with a degree in history? The only person I know that majored in history is now painting houses.
    Basically somebody with a history degree can teach, go to grad school, or go to law school. Outside of that it's not all that beneficial of a degree.



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