posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:07 AM
Hey guys, me again. I just finished my second year, 4th semester, of college and I have not yet decided a clear major. I am 24, will be 25 next
semester, so I'm kinda old for a college student I guess. I have never had a job, I've done "work" and been able to survive, but have never had a
job for a company or anything like that which would take taxes out of your pay and that you would list as a previous job. When I first started school
I thought that I would either major in something in the business side of things or engineering, but honestly after some long hard thought the business
thing just doesn't seem right for me - I highly doubt I could ever really be even slightly happy doing it. I will owe A LOT back so I need something
that will allow me to survive within my means while also being able to pay back all of that student loan debt.
I have always been interested in math and science. I was considering Psychology as a possible major but the odds of going all the way through and into
a Phd program really don't seem to be in my favor. So right no I am thinking that I want to go electronics engineering major and I have a buddy who
is finishing up his geology major trying to convince me to go into that. So basically where I am at right now is, what should I do, I mean I am mostly
done with all of the gen ed crap and I really need to pick a major. I know the job market sucks, and I don't have anything to put on a resume at the
moment nor do I have any previous jobs to list. Do you guys think that I could stand any chance at all at getting an entry level job in engineering?
Would geology be a better choice? Do any of you work in either field or know someone who does? What should I truly expect from either of those majors?
Can I find work with only a bachelor degree in either of those fields? What would that work probably start out at? I've done a lot of research but I
find it hard to believe that I would have any chance at starting out earning over 50k a year, especially somewhere closer to 65k a year - are these
websites giving honest "average" and "median" earnings in the U.S.?
Would I be better off going for a math or physics degree to get a job in engineering? Right now I'm kinda thinking on major in electronics
engineering technology with a minor in management if I can pull that off. I would prefer a hands on kind of job to just sitting in an office all day
and I also don't want to write code all day long, that's why I don't really have much of an interest in software engineering. Also I live in east
Tennessee and would be financially unable to relocate very far after school, but we do have a few plants and whatnot, there is actually a company
called Eastman that hires a lot of people from different backgrounds really close to me. I go to East Tennessee State University if that helps.