what should I be when I grow up?

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    I need to decide here real soon what I am going to major in and I have no clue.
    At first I was going to be nurse but even though they are in demand I decided I don't want to do that. I just have no clue especially with the economy the way it is.
     
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    If you've finished more than 2 years, you may be on your way to a science major, you could always teach. As you said though, would have to 'hurry' if you want to get finished close to 4 years, need ed courses and student teaching.

    If you want into business, like pharma, concentrate on chemistry.
     
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    I took some other pre recs for nursing but non of the sciences because it was impossible to get into them because I have the high numbers of students. I have three history classes under my belt so I was kind of leaning towards teaching.I have like a quarter and a half until I have two years done.
     
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    LOL! I teach social studies. Way back when I double majored in sociology and political science-figuring on international law. Got married instead. Three children and a divorce later, decided teaching was the way to go. Picked up history major/literature endorsement. I love teaching, though opening in social studies are not plentiful. If you have a science minor to add to the social studies, you'd be much more marketable.

    You have plenty of time to change major. Just make sure you knock off all the pre-reqs. Use the last two years to pack in as many courses in major/minor areas as possible. I can't believe the number of new teachers that only do the minimum number to 'hit' the major/minor requirement, the list of courses and diversity within discipline are considered upon hiring reviews.

    BTW, the number of geography courses in most universities will NOT give you endorsement in geography. Ditto with economics, if you want to teach mostly in that field, take the extra courses.

    Simply because I've now three majors, so I had to pick up lots of electives to remain full time I've endorsements in:

    American History (AP); Western Civilization (AP); Far East studies (AP), Near East studies (AP); geography; economics; sociology (AP); political science (AP); American Literature; British Literature; journalism (5-9); Language Arts (5-9).
     
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    thanks for all the advice, I think I have been pretty diverse so far. Luckly I got some stuff I can carry over from when I was younger.
     
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    Annie is right.

    Social studies teachers are not much in demand.

    If you want a job teaching in that field, learn to coach football, first.
     
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    Find a career with the federal government. Only sector of the economy that is booming.

    In all seriousness, if you like medicine why not consider being a nurse practitioner? They make great money and I predict there will be a huge demand in the near future.

    Good luck Luissa. I didn't figure it out until I was 30.
     
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    I thought I knew. Then as the years went by the industry I was in became dull and complacent, so age 40 I decided to change. Not easy if you like the money you're making.

    Good luck Luissa.
     
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