In-Demand Courses to Study in Colleges

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Students are faced with the task of choosing on what to major in at college. Although the education fraternity puts a lot of emphasis on personal, professional and academically growth, they miss the point on what students want. The big question is, what majors are marketable in the job market? Check out the list below for the most practical majors that are sought after in job market.

Computer science

These days, it is nearly impossible to find an office without computers and related hardware. Computers have become the norm in every industry. They dominate what people do in the office. Having a degree in computer science will put you in a better position to land a job. However, you will have to endure long hours and put in a lot of sacrifice to up your skills. 

Bio-chemistry

This field is continually growing and mainly with chemical composition of living things. Professionals in the field rake in enviable payments reaching a median annual of $100,000s. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in this will grow at 21% in the coming years. Beside all the positives in the area, you will have to struggle for the small base of employment because it is very competitive. It will also require you to have a PHD to have an edge in this field.

Business

Business courses are the most popular in colleges. I you are an aggressive, self-motivated person then this is the perfect field for you. Business studies equip you with skills in team work, analytical thinking, politics and a deeper understanding of economics. These skills are needed by most employers. On the flip side, the major is highly competitive. You will have to work smart to be outstanding in the herd.

Education

Education is another major you may be considering when applying to college. With babies being born each day, this is one major whose demand is expected to continue increasing in the coming years. If you want to enter the job market fast, the major will be a good choice. As an educator, you will have to be ready to work hard and have teaching skills. 

Nursing

Nursing is one of the majors that are in demand and that have a better average pay. This profession that is people oriented. If you are looking to get into nursing, you will have to work for long hours, continue education, training and certification for you to stay ahead in the field.

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This article was published on 2014/01/07