The Bitter Reality Of Your College Major [Pic]

Submitted by: britloveschi 6 years ago in Funny

Hope you like working for tips, nerd.
There are 96 comments:
Male 113
That multi-linguist has it made.
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Male 93
The post below me was written by someone destined to work for an hourly wage for the next 45 years.
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Male 160
college is gay
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Male 72
Where`s the sciences? Clearly, this was made by a SSHA person.
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Male 1,595
YEAH! Livin` the dream!
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Male 575
I`m a dance major with all the great funding for the arts in this country I shouldn`t have any problem... oh wait.
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Male 2,402
@penquinazul
Yeah it`s going to be tough even for all the majors in the future. Money is going to be tight for all employers so don`t feel alone. Even as a vet for 25 years. I`ve seen business tail off as customers can`t afford care for their pets.

It will be the same for science/engineer majors once government grants run out and like the USA start massive cuts in budgets. Your just going to take advantage of one strength which is your creativity. However you will just have to bust your okole for now to attain a financial goal.
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Female 646
Medical major yeeeahhh...
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Female 265
Cell biology is where it`s at.
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Male 177
Math major anyone??

...

I think I know :(
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Female 470
Ruffiana:

Yeah... no.
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Female 3,562
Enjoy not being able to hold a job 10 years from now because you`re so far behind on the latest technology that you`ll need to get another degree all over again just to keep up with all the new college grads. Also, this is one field where baby boomers failed miserably, if you were a great engineer 30 years ago you`re worthlessly obsolete now.
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Male 506
@penguinazul: Have you considered the lucrative and exciting sex industry?
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Female 470
@handys:

I`m aware that it`s not the only skills one should possess, but I have to say they`re still pretty darn important.

Truth be known, I`m actually terrified that I`m not going to be able to find a job once I graduate. People put so much pressure on you, and it seems like unless you go into medicine or a math-based field, you`re doomed. I suck at math -- where do I belong?
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Male 319
This has more to do with the crappy economy and glut of long-lived baby-boomers keeping the good jobs than any lack of qualifications in liberal arts majors.
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Male 2,893
I don`t work at Starbucks..........
I`m an Engineer.
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Male 2,402
@penguiazul
Being an employer myself. Reading and writing skills are just one of many criteria. Not the only one in determining qualification.

Just look at many doctors handwriting skills which quite a few are barely legible but passable. However I would count on my Gastroenterologist to stick a camera up my rear properly rather than his punctuation.
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Female 1,264
bianchi, I quietly wept because I feel exactly the same.
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Female 1,803
I think the takeaway should be that any job straight out of college isn`t going to be your dream job. It takes years of hard work and determination to reach a level where you can do the glamorous stuff. And that glamorous job might be nothing related to what you studied. That`s what happened to me.
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Male 25,417
wow, thats just stupid!
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Female 470
Actually, as an English major, I possess the writing and communications skills that many employers are looking for, no matter what the field is. I read in the newspaper that lack of communication/writing skills is one of the main problems employers see in fresh college grads. Therefore, I win. The end.
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Male 2,121
Physics!
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Male 1,013
reality picture is wrong. it should either bE IT support or web design
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Female 606
I love my psych major, but I`ll probably end up like the modern languages major guy.
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Male 2,868
Nursing FTW. I majored in math as an undergrad and did nothing with it. In nursing school now and stoked about it. There`s ALWAYS a job in nursing somewhere.
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Male 1,021
Business is the best major. You can actually get a job in...guess what?? Business!

That`s where the jobs are mainly.
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Male 1,678
More people with degrees + less jobs = we`re all f-ucked! :-(

One plus point is that Uni taught us all how to drink and right now its Friday, so who gives a monkeys bollocks?
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Male 3,060
This is why if you`re going for an art degree you go hard core and get your doctorate. Then you can become a professor and teach the future bartenders of the world. (Master`s degree for Fine Arts)
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Male 383
I reckon this is somewhat different in the EU, due to the large amount of translators required by the EU, national governments, and organisations/corporations here, studying languages does land you a comfortable, although not too ludicrous, job. Political Science is also not too bad here, as most go into the EU and national governments. Art History, Communications, Philosophy and Classical Studies are largely useless.

I`m sticking with economics. You learn enough to get a decent job, and it`s broad enough to specialise in any number of things for a Master`s degree.

The best paid and most quickly employed graduates here are:

Fiscalists
Econometricians
Dentists
Geology and Earth sciences
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Female 15
dreams...crushed...
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Male 3,477
I`m a plumber, a stone mason and a philosopher. The third little pig was correct, crap runs down hill and yes, the boss IS a jerk.
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Male 19
I have a degree in theatre, and made it to my 4th semester of nursing school before dropping out. (-1 car, +1 child.) Worked at two psych hospitals, was unemployed, and then shelled out $620 to get my CNA before being hired as a corrections officer at the local prison. Now, at 41, I can retire in 25 years. Gah...
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Male 815
As a philosophy major I`m ready for 10 years of school only to make enough money to be part of the working poor ha
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Female 3,001
i do engineering! yey me :)
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Male 322
Suicism, I humbly note your point and concede on that one. :)
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Female 1,234
YAAYY!!!!! Looks like anyone who goes into the medical field is pretty much safe, However I did not need this chart to to tell me that..lol
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Male 987
I always encourage the Philosophy majors to learn the phrase, "do you want fries with that?"
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Male 11
@blowhard it`s superfluous
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Male 233
@I-Am-Goatse
"What an ignorant post. FYI I know someone with an engineering degree working at a restaraunt, for tips."

Are you sure he had engineer`s degree? Most likely he is someone with Arts degree and lying to gain some respect.
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Male 165
What an ignorant post. FYI I know someone with an engineering degree working at a restaraunt, for tips. So derp. Doesn`t matter what kind of degree you have, everything sucks right now.
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Male 3,631
Nice little contrast there at the end.

Especially yours, apermal.

Regarding your penultimate comment: the `is` was superfulous, if not preferably substituted by `was`; your use of `someone` could more effectively have been replaced with `in a position to` (and therefore the "fixing" altered accordingly); and finally, your stubborn insistence upon cementing the cheap jab directed toward Buck (as if to stand for some exaggerated defense of literary integrity) merely calls into question the actual integrity you possess [if any] with regard to the objective presentation of point versus the substance therein.

I, sir, therefore categorize you as a Blowhard.
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Male 322
Buck, to make my point a little more relevant: someone who can`t spell simple words should not be the one calling out others on educational capabilities.
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Female 414
@Ike, that is definitely a barista not a bartender they do not get the joys of alcohol in their life every day to pick them up from their depressed world... instead they get foam... and coffee
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Male 10,855
Almost done with my BSAE and I haven`t even found an internship yet!

Now I`m thinking about an MSSE.
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Male 2,703
I`d like to point out most english, poly sci, and classical studies majors end up as teachers, not bartenders
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Male 379
@apermal,
What does being able to spell have to do with the internal workings of a complex circuit? Or a complex machine? Or even a simple machine? The answer is nothing. The further you go in life, the less important spelling and grammar become. As long as you can form sentences and spell the important things no one really cares unless you are a lawyer.
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Male 226
@ apermal
It`s pretty well known that engineers can`t spell.
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Male 322
Any alleged engineering major - as is implied by the creator of this graphic - who can`t spell `political` makes me shudder to think he might be someone fixing a medical device. I`ll stick to bartending, thank you.
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Male 1,196
hahaha. i`m an english major. I want to be a teacher eventually
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Male 776
well shadowarrior... I have the degree you are about to get in my house. Want to see it?



In case it doesn`t work... I googled toilet paper.

Good luck on your book though!!!
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Female 32
Ummm hello, science majors??? Food science undergrad here.
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Male 244
Science FTW. And Jaded, for any science profession, generally doing IS teaching. And researching.
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Male 226
That made no freaking sense, seriously. I am double majoring in secondary education and English writing. There are plenty of job opportunities with that. For the writer with aspirations, he/she can publish a book, even though it is a tough business to enter into.
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Female 779
"Those who can do, those who can`t teach!" XD
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Male 493
Man, non-engineering? Completely ignoring all the science majors out there? I`m feeling pretty set with a Chemistry major/Geology minor.
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Male 2,402
@RexJNibcore said:
I love how 3/4ths the people who started out in my 2 year vet tech program thought that they`d get to play with puppies and kitties all day. A good chunk dropped out when they saw the preserved dead and skinned cat we had to dissect. I`ve seen worse stuff than that too. Oh the irony!

hamdys003:
Have they enjoyed the methods for collecting large and small animal semen collection yet?
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Male 2,441
Well damn...good thing I didn`t pick one of those majors lol
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Male 648
how come modern language majors can`t even become bartenders? Learning languages makes you homeless??
It was to my understanding that there was a demand for translators...
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Male 483
I`m a mechanical engineering student. I better get a drating job.
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Male 2,591
bartending is one of the worlds most noble professions. real talk.
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Male 39
Man, what is with this vendetta against bartenders? Why so much hate for them?
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Male 199
Am I the only one who read "Political Science" as "Portal Science"...?

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Male 12,138
[quote]I love how 3/4ths the people who started out in my 2 year vet tech program thought that they`d get to play with puppies and kitties all day.[/quote]
As a comedian once said (forget who) as a vet you spend most of your time putting down dogs and cats. You don`t become a vet because you love animals. You become a vet because you hate the bastards.

p.s. Earth Science all the way, bitches. I`m doing exactly what I thought I`d be doing, and I love it.

p.p.s. No, Geography doesn`t count. My ex with a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Geography has been working as a secretary in a high-street optician`s for the last 5 years.
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Male 322
Yeah... I have a civil engineering degree and I was laid off two years ago and just found a job in my field a month ago...but most people on here are young and still have dreams..let me know how your "plan" works out for ya...good luck
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Female 1,356
All the dreams I`ve ever dreamed have been crushed, thanks iab.... except modern language :-?
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Female 474
aw they should have done Earth Science majors too :(
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Female 1,441
I`m at a crossroads in terms of picking my major. It`s either do the pre-pharmacy program, suffer for about eight years but have a really solid job once I`m done, or do something in social sciences which I love and enjoy but then have difficulty finding a decent job but hope to get lucky? Idk. It`s probably the hardest decision I`ve ever had to make.
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Female 70
I love how 3/4ths the people who started out in my 2 year vet tech program thought that they`d get to play with puppies and kitties all day. A good chunk dropped out when they saw the preserved dead and skinned cat we had to dissect. I`ve seen worse stuff than that too. Oh the irony!
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Male 7,813
what about a BS Biology/Human Physiology with a minor in Chemistry? Where can i expect to end up if not my dream job of working as a drone for a big corporate lab?
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Male 265
So... what about science majors?
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Male 2,988
and thats why i got my degree in engineering
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Male 1,744
So true
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Female 1,324
my majors aren`t on there soooooo hah!
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Male 515
Yay for engineers.
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Female 2,674
Computer engineering major, so doesn`t apply :D
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Male 43
I lol`d
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2,767
well, my major wasn`t on there, but it should have been. thats why im stating a mis masters program in the fall, hopefully i`ll get it right this time! lol
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Male 11,739
Stupid, I know engineers who are doing the same as the guy next to Modern Languages. It`s a risk with any degree.
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Male 639
I should probably look into that modern languages degree. College has actually prepared me for being broke and drunk, might as well go all the way.
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Male 483
What?!? no neuroscience and physiology major?!
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Male 266
Not for me, im studying engineering!
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Female 124
Lulz! Science, engineering, and medical majors aren`t listed on here. xDDD
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Male 1,587
I do not appreciate this...
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Male 452
Damn you math monkeys!
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Male 105
Dual major, work towards your dreams AND a practical line of work...although the two do not have to be mutually exclusive.
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Male 2,748
O.o no me gusta
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Female 134
Yay engineering! Four years of intense misery if your lucky, five if you aren`t. But I`ll have a good job when I`m out.
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Male 5,624
While I was in school, I was surrounded by teachers
that seemed to not like and, consequently, sucked
at teaching. After observing some other professionals,
I came to the conclusion that the world is largely
populated by people that have "someone else`s job,"
having gone into a profession looking for employment
rather than fulfillment and that this problem was
cumulative...

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Male 1,240
*Law student*
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Male 1,222
Thats why i left graphic design and got into systems engineering, lets hope ill finish some day
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Male 208
Engineering Major: Hopes of creating new and innovative things. Reality: Sitting behind a cubicle for the rest of your adult life wishing you had followed your real dreams instead of settling for a job utilizing your math skills.
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Female 1,435
way to kill ...just about everyones dreams before they leave school.
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Male 553
HAHA my major isn`t here so I still have hope :D
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Male 10,440
Heh heh heh. Can`t make fun of engineering or science can you? But who would want to learn about anything useful?

... oh yeah, medicine is also useful. But that`s it.
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Male 215
Mine`s not listed here, so yay.
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Female 5
Link: The Bitter Reality Of Your College Major [Pic] [Rate Link] - Hope you like working for tips, nerd.
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