11 hot college majors that lead to jobs

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors are among the hottest for career-seeking college students.

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Sep 13, 2013 11:41AM
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It doesn't matter what your degree is, if your over 50 your not getting hired. How about a story on that.
Sep 18, 2013 4:25AM
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As a high school student, I find it interesting that the teachers and the media push us to get jobs like these. But than anyone that currently has a job in these fields always seem to have different things to tell me. Makes me wonder where all this data is coming from. I've noticed that it's alot of predictions and statistics for the next couple of years. But I'm a junior. Only 2 years from graduating, I want to hear it from people that currently work there and see an upward or downward trend themselves. Not some journalist working in a cube about thousands of miles away from these people and places. Comon MSN lets post more interviews! Something that actually feels productive and from the source!

Sep 13, 2013 2:05PM
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Best job is legislator.  No work experience necessary, not skills needed and almost no working hours doing anything productive.
Sep 18, 2013 5:54AM
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Become a welder, plumber, electrician, heavy equipment operator, or high end auto mechanic and make more than most of the jobs posted in this article. The MSN leftist elites will never tell you that.
Sep 12, 2013 10:24PM
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I think I would like a degree in meteorology (the study of the science of weather).  It's about the only discipline that pays extremely well even when you are wrong 90% of the time.  A minor in legislative science might be good as well for the same reason.
Sep 18, 2013 5:31AM
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You know, I somehow doubt the crossword puzzles and word searches my High school gave out to all its students as a semester final would help me achieve any of these. =/

We may want to look into our Public education system. To be honest I think we need updated textbooks than new football or cheerleader gear -____-
Sep 13, 2013 4:09PM
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Hey, would you look at that? They're all STEM majors.....
Sep 18, 2013 3:29AM
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I have a degree in the janitorial arts! I know how to clean a toilet very fast!
Sep 18, 2013 8:42AM
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Thanks your Congress for going along with the Chamber of Commerce people who are always lobbying for more foreign workers even though they are not hiring anyone. They always use the same excuse "No Americans to Do the Job" when its really I want to pay the lowest wages and charge the most for products and services. That's want this amnesty S.744 bill is about. Vote these turds out of office they aren't looking out for people here.
Sep 13, 2013 12:31PM
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Ouch! - for many of these, only a very small percentage of the population is gifted and disciplined enough to acquire the basic skill set.
Sep 13, 2013 11:01AM
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I graduated in Public Health. When I tell friends and family they look at me confused like its a worthless degree. I graduated in May 2013, since then I have had over 10 job offers, especially because I am trilingual.  The best decision of my life was switching from RN to Public Health. I do not have a set schedule or overnight shifts, I get to travel and meet great people.
Sep 13, 2013 9:02AM
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Instead there will be millions of dopes majoring in social marketing, thinking they'll be able to get paid to play on FB all day.
Sep 13, 2013 2:03PM
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So funny.  Always trying to hit a moving target.

I remember when the medical field was always in need of workers and now I hear that people are coming out of private schools (because the regular schools are overloaded with people trying to get into those majors) and now finding out that there are too many workers for two few jobs available.  Now they have huge debts and no job sometimes for years before finding one. 

Today's "sure thing" by the time they get out, is tomorrow's "too late."

Sep 18, 2013 8:15AM
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People keep saying become a plumber or electrician etc.  I have friends that are both and neither would I say are doing great.  Surviving like most people. The issue is there are already 50 other plumbers and electricians in the area.  There are only so many broken pipes a day and electrical needs.  Its no different than any other job.  Its all about what is in demand at a certain time.
Sep 12, 2013 8:33PM
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Why don't any of the writers on here have degree's? Seems like a bunch of Jr. High kids writings.
Sep 18, 2013 8:31AM
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Many of these jobs can be outsourced, check back 20 years ago when many in the IT and related fields were not able to find work.  You have that skill and degree but will compete with the visa worker who will work for much less.  Also our government will give the employer a tax break for hiring them.  Look,  70% of all jobs will not require that four year degree.
Sep 18, 2013 8:23AM
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All these degree programs sound great BUT...there are not enough positions available for all of the students who will actual excel in these programs.  If anyone is looking for a position in forensic science, they have to wait for someone to screw up royally, retire, or relocate and that doesn't happen regularly.  There may be 150+ applicants for one position that doesn't even note a degree as a requirement with some agencies.  A degree will get your resume a little more attention but having a clean background will do much more.  Far too many applicants have a blemish with some brush with the law and selectively forget to mention that in the application and interview- that tarnishes integrity therefore, making your hard work a whole lot harder.  I wish anyone interest in this often sad and morbid, yet rewarding field, but be sure to do your homework and consider a degree that may be more broad, with supplemental courses in forensic science.  That will make you more marketable in your job search. 
Sep 13, 2013 11:31AM
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I love how MSN tells me my degree is not worth getting, but now is saying that it leads to jobs.  Good job on contradiction! 
Sep 18, 2013 8:39AM
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You mean I can't get some fluff art degree or political science degree or history degree or clown degree and make the big money?

Don't tell me what to do....
Sep 18, 2013 7:34AM
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All these are Science Majors.  What about folks who are not into science, what do we do now?
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