When it comes to fulfilling careers, people have varying opinions. There is no objective meaning nor is there a grail-worthy career that comes to mind. However, absorbing other’s feedback can help you either graduate with a degree you can use to achieve a meaningful career ahead or rethink your present career path and adjust accordingly. Here’s four degrees that not only produce a paycheck every month but can also nourish personal growth.
There is perhaps no other degree on earth that, well, puts you closer to earthly elements, such as plants, animals, people, and the environments in which they thrive in. Biology is a great course to major in if you are interested in science and wish to develop a deeper understanding of its broad components. Most Biology curriculum are loaded with hands-on classroom and field training.
A civil engineering degree instills the knowledge and skills to become an engineer in any organization you decide to pursue. A civil engineering degree particularly yields a more fulfilling career since demand for expertise in advancing IT infrastructures remain high. Businesses across the globe are headhunting people with a sound background in networking concepts, database management, and programming.
While you don’t really see those typical Wall Street suits walking around with fulfillment written in their face, having a degree in Economics can get you in the front doors of hedge funds and investment banks that pay handsome fees. Yet what’s more personally fulfilling is that people who have a natural command over economic and financial models and mathematical algorithms will find the environment to be challenging and mentally stimulating. When you get tired working in the office environment, you can simply set up a trading floor of your own at home and just trade with a personal account.
Though they say an English degree is impractical nowadays due to the high costs of tuition and the relatively low demand for English majors, it’s still a worthy risk to undertake. Having an English degree allows you to work as a writer/editor, which gives you freedom to work from anywhere and at any pace while making the same or even more dollars than people working in offices.
Before diving into any school or coursework, make sure you weigh the pros and cons beforehand. Creating a fulfilling career is all about thorough planning and preparation. It’s about planting small stones one at a time to create a solid career foundation for your future.
Bio: 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. Follow her on Twitter@RachelleWilber and Facebook