This blog series will focus on helping you decide on a major in college that will ACTUALLY get you a paying job after you attain that degree. If you haven't had a clear vision of what you want to do for a career since you were three years old, don't worry you are not alone. Many students enter college as an "undecided" major, which gives you time to figure out what you really want to pursue in life.
If you like to build, design, or have a knack for puzzles, then a career engineering might be for you. Engineering has many applications, from city and road planning, constructing skyscrapers, building computer applications, and many more. Engineers are specialized, meaning that they work in a specific industry, so the starting pay is typically above average for a college graduate. For instance, the median entry level chemical engineer according to payscale.com, is $67,006. Not bad for a new college graduate. If your employer takes into account any internships or industry experience prior to graduation, your starting salary could actually be higher.
If you are considering an engineering degree, here are some helpful resources for you to check out:
One final idea if you are considering an engineering major: go talk to some engineers! Most people are willing to help if you reach out, and you might even be able to spend the day on the job getting an idea of what a typical work day is like. This is the best way to see if pursuing a career in this field is for you. Ultimately, happiness is what brings you success, and if you love what you do, then the money will follow :o)