choosing a major

What is the best major for an enjoyable, better paying job?

November 18, 2014

Myron is a military man who’s ready to hang up the uniform and head to college. Thanks for your service, Myron! I am 30 and want to go back to school full time and get a degree, I want to separate from the military and use my G.I. Bill and get a bachelor’s degree while […]

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What Language Should I Study?

October 17, 2014

Dear Judge Josh, I started following your site last year after I applied to college and I’d just like to say you’re doing a great thing here. On that note, I need your help! Thanks, Sara! I am a first year student who just came out of a meeting with a professor with a lot […]

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I’m Starting My Own Business – Should I Finish My Degree?

September 24, 2014

At 25 and 8 months pregnant, I decided to finally go back to school at my husband’s “You always say ‘next semester’, you’re not this time” insistence. But it all was moving so quickly, I just took universally necessary courses until I could figure out what I wanted to do. I found out about Instructional […]

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Jewelry Design: Good Career Choice?

November 30, 2010

Forget world travel. Lydia wants to stay put here in the U.S. and design jewelry for a living. But does that make sense? Will you be able to support yourself and possibly a family with that job in the coming decades? Hey Josh, Your blog is wonderful, I think it’s so great for someone to […]

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Parental Horseshit

November 23, 2010

Elayne wants to be a horse trainer. But you know how it is with horse training — like its sister occupations, exotic dancing and prostitution, parents will stop at nothing to keep their children out of this sinister line of work. Or so it appears. I know you’ve answered this type of question a lot […]

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Unique & Obscure Degrees: Worth it?

October 29, 2010

María has a question about college life outside the U.S., but that’s cool, because, in the immortal words of Lil’ Wayne, “We worldwide, hustlas!” I have a question regarding college majors. My situation is unique for this site because I don’t live in the US. But I read the advice you give and you’re always […]

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How To Deal With College App Stress

October 20, 2010

Alex wrote me this short and sweet email which I almost declined to answer because it was so brief and general. But then I thought, hey, maybe the high school folks out there getting ready for college need a little bit of a primer on what to worry about and what’s not worth stressing over. […]

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Education Management: Study Education or Business?

October 4, 2010

Anita is steadily climbing the ladder in the education industry, and because she’s an older student, it’s important that she chooses her steps carefully. When you don’t have a couple of spare decades to recover from mistakes, it’s important you make as few as possible! I am a non-traditonal student (43) and just got my […]

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Ready To Give Up

September 28, 2010

Darius is a little beaten down and, IM-not-so-HO, dangerously close to making a decision he’ll regret for a long time. And since I’ve dispensed with any suspense about what my response is gonna be, I hope you’ll read and give him your advice, too. Firstly, I want to say that your blog is very informative/helpful/interesting. […]

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Should I Move Back Home?

September 7, 2010

I’m sure I’ll regret writing this one 12 years from now when my daughter inevitably decides to go off to college in Uzbekistan or somewhere equally far-flung just to get away from her overprotective father, but today it feels like good advice. Hi! I’m Kris. (feminine form of the word ) I actually heard about […]

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Too Shy To Be a Teacher?

September 3, 2010

It must really stink to know exactly what you want to do in life, but be held back by some extraneous detail that isn’t substantively related to the job, really. Like Amanda, who wants to teach, but isn’t sure about the ability to stand in front of people and talk. I am a sophomore in […]

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Major Smackdown: English vs. Physical Therapy!

July 2, 2010

It’s a short one today — doing a favor to all you millennial types who have been writing in and saying, in one way or another, “WRITE SHORTER POSTS.” Today, you get your wish! Phoenicia writes today: Hi Judge Josh! Right now, I am a bit at a loss with what I wish to major […]

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