1.What Excites You?
This is for your career, and you’re much more likely to be happy and more disciplined if you choose a field of interest that’s in line with what you would like to pursue as a dream job. Thinking of where you want to end up in your career will make your decision of a major much easier.
2.How Much Money Do You Want to Make?
It is undeniable that some careers just make more money than others, both as starting salaries and median salaries. That means that some majors are more valuable than others, and as college is supposed to be an investment, thinking about your dream salary is of the utmost importance. However, please keep in mind that your happiness is very important, so don’t choose a career that will bring you a great annual salary but that leaves you feeling depressed and unhappy in your profession.
3.What Schools Are Best for Your Interests?
Which ones are best known for your interests?
Do these programs have a good reputation for helping students find employment in your field after graduation?
Which schools offer world-class instructors who are still valuable assets in your industry? These are important criteria to consider.
It’s normal to go to college not having a clear idea of what you’d like to do as a career; it’s also normal to think you know what you want to do as a profession only to change your mind halfway through your time in college. Most students switch their major during college. Even students who think they are sure about what they want to major in often change their mind.