Jan 12, 2017 06:55 AM EST

Choosing The Right College Degree

"What college degree should I take?" is one question a lot of people find themselves asking at one point in their lives. The answer to that question is obvious for some people, whereas, for others, they are at a loss as to what the right college major might be.

If the latter matter is the case, you can find some tips below on how to decide which college degree is for you.

What Are You Passionate About?

You can start with your interests. What do you like to do? This is the most common advice that one hears about when choosing the right college major.

This is because if you are studying about something you are passionate about, then it will feel like you are not working a day in your life. Every struggle will be rewarding—your college life will not be depressing or a waste.

For example, if you like to draw, then you can go into animation, information design, or architecture. Many firms hire artists to become a part of their marketing and promotions team.

What if you are in need of money and therefore, a "practical" career? Does that mean you have to sacrifice your passion for singing, dancing, etc? Not necessarily.

You can take a business degree and then join the music industry, apply for positions at entertainment companies. If watching TV shows is your only passion, you can take up a college major in media production or creative writing wherein you can be paid to watch shows and write about them.

Mixing fields and industries is one way to both earn money while still being surrounded by your passions.

"I don't know what to do with my life."

But what if you don't know what you want to do? If you don't know what major to take, I suggest that you rifle through colleges, the offered programs, and pick a major that you are interested in.

The major does not have to be something you love. As long as you are curious about it and willing to work for it, it will do.

You may find yourself enjoying the field once you learn more about it, or find that it isn't the right one for you. If the latter happens, schools offer an option that allows you to change majors.

But what if you find yourself not liking anything at all? If you feel that you do not know what to do with your life, that's okay. You are not alone.

Keep in mind that the right college degree for you may not exist at the moment or you may not have encountered it yet. What you can do is to keep on living, meet different people, and let your experiences shape you and introduce you to new ideas and passions.

It can be that you will find your passion only after you have already graduated or when you already have children. When that happens, it is never too late to go to school again and finally, finally, do something you love.

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