Interests and Ideas: What Major Fits Your Personality?

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oncampusAn article by contributor Rachelle Wilber.

Choosing a college major goes way beyond what you want to do for the next few years of your life. It is important that you carefully and thoroughly consider your interests, ideas, priorities, goals, and natural abilities when thinking about a major, as they will all translate into a potentially life-long career. Here are a few worth considering.

Social Work

Social work is a career that will never be outdated or replaced. They work in all different types of settings, such as schools, hospitals, jails, and government offices. They interact with all sorts of people, ranging from babies to senior citizens and everything in-between. Social workers assist people along every walk of life. If you love working with people and want to make a positive difference in their lives, social work is a valid career to consider.


A business degree is one of the most diverse degrees available. It is a great asset to people that desire to work in business, hope to start their own business, or plan to go into a different field but still want a strong knowledge of business. This may include people such as bankers, doctors, politicians, and lawyers. The idea of an MBA may seem daunting, but with a plethora of superb business programs offered online, it is more accessible than ever before. A masters of business administration is a good fit for anyone who is driven by success and challenging situations. Often those that value independence enjoy business careers since the options for employment are so varied.


For the logic minded people that enjoy critical thinking, you may want to consider a major in the engineering field. With careers in demand in fields such as mechanical, chemical, civil, and electrical engineering, there is likely something available that matches your interests. If you enjoy mental challenges and thinking about puzzles, engineering could be a great fit for you. An engineering degree will gain you high marketability and often very good earning potential.


A major in nursing is a good choice for those that are highly motivated by helping others and enjoy working with their hands. Nurses work in all different kinds of settings such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, schools, and public health settings. Depending on what level of education you hope to attain, there are a huge variety of programs available, both in classroom and online.

When choosing your major, do so with care and consideration. Take the time to find a program that is a good fit for you. There is such a vast array of options available, so find the one that is the best fit for you.

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Rachelle knows that an online masters of business administration is a good fit for the self-motivated career driven type.  Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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