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So I'm 16 (almost 17) Junior in HS... trying to decide what to think about majoring in college

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You should look at careers in a couple of different ways. Look at the future demand for the job and the average salary for the job. And find something you will actually enjoy doing. You could also try a personality career test to help guide you. http://www.careertest.net/index.htm

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Also look at the cost of school compared to what you can make doing the job. Don't borrow $150,000 for school to get a job that pays $25,000 a year. You'll be un debt forever.

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Major in accounting. Get your CPA. And you'll make good money. Also grad school isn't necessary for accountants. So you don't have to worry about saving up fo that.

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Fwiw, just because you get a degree in something doesn't necessarily mean you are stuck in that field forever. When I started working at Wachovia in information security years ago, almost none of the people I worked with had degrees in anything related to information security or IT. My group contained one chemistry and biology major, one teacher who didn't want to teach anymore, a political science major, a english major and a couple of people with legal degrees. They all became familiar with computer security over the years, and finally started working in it.

Btw, information security is a very good field to get into these days.

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Major in accounting. Get your CPA. And you'll make good money. Also grad school isn't necessary for accountants. So you don't have to worry about saving up fo that.

This. I got 4 year degree but I qualify to sit for CPA exam. Pass CPA exam and automatically get $70k salary. Get few years of experience with CPA license and you talking about salary in six digit range.

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Here's what advice I wish someone have given to me: Don't have any expectations. Take a variety of classes freshman year and see what interests you. Don't limit yourself and don't worry about declaring a major off the bat. No matter what, just work hard. Your undergraduate major isn't crucial to what your next step is, but your work ethic always will be.

Also look into what your university specializes in or if research is available in something your are interested in. I'm really happy I gave undergraduate research a shot because now I know I definitely don't want to do that.

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Major in accounting. Get your CPA. And you'll make good money. Also grad school isn't necessary for accountants. So you don't have to worry about saving up fo that.

Grad school is not necessary, but is often a big plus if you want to move into more executive roles.

I majored in acctg...hit my CPA....worked for a Big 4 firm fir a while...then went back and got my MBA.

Work us often stressful, but I do get paid very well to do it.

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I also want to add if I don't have a fiancé or something when I graduate college I want to live in NYC for a few years. Experience different cultures and whatnot

If you want to experience different cultures there are far better ways to do it then NYC, I've Spent the better part of 8 month out of the last 2 years in Brazil and Australia, if you want to experience somewhere else go there you will never regret it.

And going to school right away is not being forced on you by your parents for the reason you may think, they just don't want you to lose focus on finishing school, but I'm sure if you go to them in a thought out manner, and explain to them that you are not wholly sure what you want to do for the rest of your life and how you feel it would be better for you to spend some amount of time be it 1 or 2 years doing an internship at a few fields of work that you have interest in before you go to school and before they end up spending all that money on you going to school for and education in a field you have no interest in.

Hell you're 16, whether you believe it or not you have your whole life ahead of you, your personal interest will change greatly in how you feel about things and what you care about, heck I'm almost 27(a month and 1/2 away) If you told me 5 years ago that I would lose 95 pounds become a very active outdoorsy person and spend great amounts of time travailing in Australia and Brazil I would say you were freaking crazy, but here I am now.

don't worry about tomorrow too much, it will get here in due time.

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Major in whatever you want and then go into sales.

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Create a hip new social network that annoys the poo out of everybody, sell it and retire at 24. yw

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Create a hip new social network that annoys the poo out of everybody, sell it and retire at 24. yw

this would be nice.

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You are way too young to know this, but.............Classic.

This was my first thought...

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