Americans in New York and Philadelphia had mixed feelings about whether they regretted their college majors.
“I was a criminal justice student and I regret it,” laughed one woman. “I really don’t like it. I probably would have made art.”
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But another graduate said, “I majored in computer science and would keep the same major.”
Nearly 40% of college graduates regret their major, according to a Washington Post analysis published earlier this year. Among arts and humanities graduates, almost half wished they had studied something else, while STEM graduates tended to think they had made the right choice.
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“I realized my major wasn’t very specific,” an international business student told Fox News. “I don’t entirely regret it, but when I started applying for jobs I realized it wasn’t like a specific field.”
“Most of the jobs were looking for a specific area like data analytics or software or accounting specialties,” he continued.
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Some suggestions for alternative paths.
“I think going to trade school would probably be better,” said a man in Philadelphia. “I think right now the opportunities in this area are probably exceptional.”
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A few artists told Fox News that they had found their passion.
“I got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater and I don’t regret it because it’s my job,” one woman said. “I live here in New York. I’m a Broadway actor.”
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