Literally doesn’t matter. Just get your $150,000 piece of paper so you can get your foot in the door of job interviews. You’ll learn more about whatever job you get into in the first 6 months of actual work than you will in all four years of college.
There are some exceptions to this, but not really in the fields you mentioned.[/quote]
I already have an AA and it was practically all paid for by financial aid. Tuition not including books will be about 20k and I still qualify for financial aid (FAFSA) obviously not nothing but, easy enough to pay for.
As you said “so you can get your foot in the door of job interviews”. That is really what it comes down to what major has the most open doors.[/quote]
Well it depends on how you look at it.
Any degree that gives you a skill will have a lot of open doors…so Accounting, Programing (you could argue you can teach yourself though), Engineering, Management Information Systems, etc, will give you the most opportunities, in the most places, with the best starting salaries. And as long as you are 3.0+ GPA and not a douche, you’re pretty much guaranteed a job somewhere.
If you get a general degree, list history, management, marketing, etc, there are a lot of doors but you have a couple of things against you.
First, there’s significant competition for the jobs you qualify for out of college. Not only do you compete with other people in your degree, but you would also compete with people like me since Accounting or Engineering experience can translate to Management jobs but the opposite rarely works.
Second, you will only qualify for an intro level job since you have no actual experience…so look forward to making $30-36k/year to start…unless you are SUPERSTAR and you graduate from a top school. Then you could get into like a GE Management trainee rotation program which probably starts out in the mid $40’s.
So, to recap, unless you get a specific skill set or you are a super star coming from a top school, you’re best bet is to focus on getting your foot in the door somewhere, going to school part time, and getting as much experience as you can and learning from the people in the business.