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How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 01:44:01


Warsaw Pact
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What made you want to get the current job you have now?

Do you like it?

I have no idea what I want to go to college for, something related to history or the military but I don’t know about my prospects.

I don’t see any alternative, what have you done?

Edited 1/31/2018 03:37:53
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 03:25:14


celticfringe 
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fake a mental illness and scam social security
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 03:38:29


Warsaw Pact
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._.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 04:32:17


𝔟𝔲𝔣𝔣𝔞𝔩𝔬
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everything learned in college can be learned online or in books. i dont know why im here.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 07:14:01

Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!
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@Warsaw Pact Learn STEM. You can try to be a data scientist or programmer.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 12:25:07


Warsaw Pact
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Tabby I could never do those things that’s too complicated lol.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 12:28:04


Warsaw Pact
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Buffalo, and to others, I was wondering how you found the current job you have, if you’re like 16 I wasn’t looking for a response..... because you don’t have an actual job.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 15:25:36


Wally Balls 
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Go to college to get an education, not job training. Very few people use their major later anyway. If you were one of the exceptions, you'd probably know it already and be majoring in something specifically related to some job you wanted, like biology for pre-med. Just use your first couple years to take lots of classes in lots of things and then pick the one you are passionate about.

That's roughly what I did, after having others give me similar advice. I'm glad I took their advice. I haven't even needed a degree for anything I've done since college, much less any specific major. I'm glad I spent my time there having fun and learning cool shit, as opposed to slaving over some topic I didn't really like, in the hopes of using it to land a job.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 22:09:51


Belgian Gentleman 
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That's so beautiful to hear. I want to study either history, geography or moral science next year when I go to college. I've developed a curious interest for these subjects. Unfortunately my parents don't think the same. They even prevent me from chosing, saying I should better have a lame business or economic science degree or whatever. They rather want me to be a slave to their companies.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 22:19:55


Belgian Gentleman 
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I suppose you live in the USA. History is the 5th most popular college degree there. So chances ending up as either a historian or journalist are very very small. Meaning your degree is useless if you want to have a job that's specialised in history. But as Wally said, a degree isn't needed to get a future job

Besides I didn't know military colleges even existed

Edited 1/31/2018 22:30:29
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 22:22:49


Bane 
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I just saw the ad on Craigslist. Your mom pays pretty good.
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 22:49:19


Warsaw Pact
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@Wally Balls and @BelgianGentleman, thank you for the responses I will consider what you said in my life.

Though Belgian, I was thinking of being a history teacher in a school or some sort of thing maybe that’s in demand, I would think so?
How did you find the job you have?: 1/31/2018 23:11:09


Belgian Gentleman 
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I don't know. Ask your school history teacher
- downvoted post by Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!Meow!
How did you find the job you have?: 2/1/2018 01:31:31


knyte 
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I don't think you should base your career decisions primarily on economic demand (won't delve into reasons for the sake of brevity), but for what it's worth you should be able to easily find data. Just google "[university name] salaries and destinations" for a university you think you might be attending. Most American and Canadian universities are good at posting this data, although almost all of them are slacking off when it comes to completeness.

For example, here's Berkeley's from 2017: https://career.berkeley.edu/Survey/Survey

For history, specifically: https://career.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Survey/2017History.pdf

You can find what sorts of jobs people are going into, how much they're making, what percent are going to grad school (and what sorts of grad schools they're headed to). I specifically recommend the college-specific datasets as there's a ton of variance between colleges (where you go to school does matter a lot when it comes to immediate post-grad career opportunities- and you can easily see it in the data).

Sometimes it's challenging to find this data (universities are pretty spotty, especially when they're not that well-known)- third-party sources like payScale and LinkedIn aren't that bad. https://www.payscale.com

Again, you shouldn't tailor your passions to your perception of what the economy values (and if you do, you shouldn't just use US-wide averages that don't account for differences in geographic distribution, educational quality between programs, etc.). But while your college major isn't a lifelong sentence, it still is a major life decision you'll have to make not that far down the road- and so it's best to check all of your assumptions with the crazy amount of data that's out there.
How did you find the job you have?: 2/1/2018 04:15:01


Padraig
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Belgian Gentleman you might find economics to be a more interesting subject than you imagine. History and economics are intimately related to one another. To give an example I have heard Mark Blyth assert that the runaway inflation in post ww1 Germany was not a misadventure occasioned by bad monetary policy but rather that it was deliberately provoked by the German Government in response to the reparations demanded under the armistice agreement that ended the war. It becomes very easy to pay off colossal debts when the money used is so much toilet paper.

In the the United States there are a number of military colleges. Preeminently there are the federal military academies. West Point and Annapolis are perhaps the most famous of these. There are also private military academies. Norwich, Virginia Military Institute, and Texas A&M are three prominent examples in the United States. West Point is, apart from the obvious emphasis placed on the skills valued amongst military officers, an excellent engineering school -I believe it was the first Civil Engineer school in the United States. There is also an academy for the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine, which is not very well known.

To attend one of the federal military academies one has to apply directly and be nominated by a member of congress, or by certain other individuals.

If any of you have used the Schaum's Outline of Differential Equations you might be interested to learn that Gabriel Costa, one of the authors, was a member of the West Point faculty.

Robert E Lee, a less obscure fellow, was also an instructor of mathematics at West Point, and was prior to the Civil War the Superintendent of the school.
How did you find the job you have?: 2/3/2018 13:24:01

Pulsey
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I live in Australia. Not sure how related to US but if you are solely concerned about prospects and just want a job I would work in healthcare.

Tech jobs are obviously the future. There will always be military related jobs obviously.

I study and work in legal (personal injury). Classic oversupply. I did it because it was the sort of thing I was good at.

Also I think you should always study something specific, be decisive and pick a professional - doctor, nurse, lawyer, accountant, architect etc rather than something broad like science or economics. But thats my personal opinion.

Edited 2/3/2018 13:24:25
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