I have only one year left in college and then it is onto the real world. Since I am so close to graduation I need to think of what professional career I would like to pursue.
As you read in my last blog post, my degree gives me a variety of careers to choose from. This is a good thing because it gives me the opportunity to pursue something that I really want to. The only problem is that I have no idea what I want to do!
Okay “no idea” might be an exaggeration but the pressure of deciding my future freaks me out. I have interest in many careers but when I think about salary, work hours, travel, ect. I honestly don’t know what exactly I am looking for. This is because all I do know is after college I will move back in with my parents to save money.
It turns out many college graduates are moving back in with there parents as student loans hang over many heads, just like mine. Cathleen Rampell of NY Times said, “As of last month, just 74 percent of Americans ages 25 to 34 were working. It is perhaps no wonder then that 14.2 percent of young adults are living with their parents, up from 11.8 percent in 2007. Among young men, 19 percent are living with their parents.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/business/economy/as-graduates-move-back-home-economy-feels-the-pain.html
The fact that 26 percent of Americans ages 25 to 34 are unemployed is a very scary thought. This thought lead me to research college graduates unemployment rate. Michelle Lewis said, “According to an MSNBC report, the unemployment rate for college graduates fell in May from 4 percent to 3.9 percent, while the unemployment rate for people with just a high school degree increased from 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent. That means American college graduates are now more than twice as likely to find a job as Americans who only graduated from high school’’ http://www.hercampus.com/news-blog/unemployment-rate-down-college-graduates
So after that research I can breathe easier knowing that I will have great odds in getting a job, but now I need to attempt to narrow down my future career.
When I was a child I always wanted to be a Sheriff and I still have interest in becoming one. Next I have Interest in working in human resource management. And lastly I have interest in becoming a lawyer but that would require more schooling!