By Ana Tintocalis
The U.S. unemployment rate is stuck at 9.1 percent. In that light, what are the “hot” majors among college students today? If you ask college counselors, it’s business degrees.
That’s because today’s business degrees cover a wider range of fields than every before — everything from accounting to advertising. But more importantly, business majors are more likely to get jobs after college, even in today’s fluctuating economy.
But as industries like technology, medicine, and science continue to make rapid advancements, an increasing number of college students are also signing up for degrees in engineering, computer science, biomedicine, and biological sciences.
According to Career Builder, the most promising majors will be related to cyber-security specialists, mobile application developers, social media managers, stem cell researchers, robotics technicians and simulation engineers.
These jobs didn’t exist 10 years ago. Who’s to know what jobs will exist 10 years from now?
Cathy Davidson, author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (Viking), predicts that “65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.”
She says for this generation of grade-school kids, it’s time to redesign American education. “It’s time to survey our lives and figure out what works, what doesn’t, and how we can make real and Continue reading