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Which major offers the most opportunities in the job market, and financial stability?

  1. 1. Which major offers the most opportunities in the job market, and financial stability?

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      Health Administration
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      Psychology
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      Sociology
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Hello,

I would like to know which majors I can switch to if I already completed all my nursing pre-requisites (64 total credits), have a 3.4 GPA, and financial aid is not giving me much money. I need a major that will not take long to complete, and preferably online courses. I heard about switching to Psychology and Sociology; however, I need a major with more job positions. Please help me find majors.

Switching from Nursing to a different Major. Nursing was always a dream of mines. Since I got accepted into the program I've been discouraged. Before attending the nursing program that I'm in right now, I went to a private school BSN that was so expensive. I had to transfer to a school so that offered an ASN for nursing. This program is really strict and the pass rate is really low. My biggest fear in nursing is fail and get kicked out the program nursing for failing a course. I've been giving is my all like every other nursing student. And don't' want to waste time when I can do something else (another major).

My graduation year is in 2017, not sure if I want to stay in the program.

Please, can you post a list or names of any majors that I can switch... I have 64 credits of BSN Prerequisites completed, financial aid only 2k-3k per semester. Thank you!

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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What are you interested in? No point in majoring in something you're not going to like working in.

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Any major that can be used in the medical field. Example, Health Administration...

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BeachsideRN has 2 years experience as a ASN and specializes in NICU.

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What about something like surg tech, phys therapy asst, rad tech, sonography?

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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Sorry - "health administration" is bogus. I don't know of anyone with just that degree who was able to get an admin job in healthcare. Healthcare is a very complex industry - managers have to have specialized knowledge beyond the basics. Even MBAs need to have special training/education in healthcare finance to get a foot in the door. Managers of clinical areas have to be licensed in that area. It might be possible to obtain an entry level job (e.g., admission clerk) and work your way up.. but 'manager' jobs normally require graduate education. It may also be a good idea to take medical terminology - this is a requirement for many types of clerical jobs.

The other degrees you've listed don't actually come with any type of marketable skills. There aren't any psychology or sociology companies that I know of - so those grads end up in retail or employed as baristas & bookstore clerks. If you're changing paths, start by investigating the job skills that employers are seeking.

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Thank you everyone. I decided to stay in the nursing program and God willing graduate next year. I sit with my advisors and see what my next steps are.

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A BS in Nutrition is the most popular transition out of Nursing at my school. A lot of prereqs are the same and most graduate on time.

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Thank you so much. I guess I'm not the only nursing student looking for a new direction. I will also look into Nutrition. I did some research on Social Work not sure should I apply.

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windsurfer8 has 13 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Psych/Military Nursing.

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I have a friend who has a bachelors in cytotechnology. He works in the same hospital and looks through a microscope all day. He makes as much as me as an RN.

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Public Health is the most popular major to switch to at my college because many of the prerequisites are similar

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MMartinez1369 specializes in Nursing.

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Which degree would that be?

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windsurfer8 has 13 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Psych/Military Nursing.

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On ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 10:29 AM, HouTx said:

Sorry - "health administration" is bogus. I don't know of anyone with just that degree who was able to get an admin job in healthcare. Healthcare is a very complex industry - managers have to have specialized knowledge beyond the basics. Even MBAs need to have special training/education in healthcare finance to get a foot in the door. Managers of clinical areas have to be licensed in that area. It might be possible to obtain an entry level job (e.g., admission clerk) and work your way up.. but 'manager' jobs normally require graduate education. It may also be a good idea to take medical terminology - this is a requirement for many types of clerical jobs.

The other degrees you've listed don't actually come with any type of marketable skills. There aren't any psychology or sociology companies that I know of - so those grads end up in retail or employed as baristas & bookstore clerks. If you're changing paths, start by investigating the job skills that employers are seeking.

Exactly.  You would be better off with a BSN and nursing experience to get administration jobs.   WAY better off.    If you are looking at fast ways to make money the healthcare system really isn't the best.  They require degrees, licensing, and experience.    Have you looked at the oil fields in North Dakota?

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