How to choose a major


Step #2: Look at the Job Market



ILearning in one of UC's labsn her book 100 Best Careers for the 21st Century Shelly Fields includes the following:


Utica College offers majors that will help you pursue a career in any of these areas.

Two Thoughts To Ponder:

All projections say that the workers of the future will require flexible skills and will have to adapt as technology impacts the workplace environment. At Utica College, you will receive a solid academic education as well as career training, ensuring you will be able to adapt to whatever changes this millennium brings.

Utica College offers majors in almost every career field that is predicted to be strong in the future, including programs in some of the "hottest" fields: education, physical therapy, and economic crime investigation.

Field’s book also includes careers that require the strong liberal arts foundation you will receive at a college like UC, but will require graduate work after college:

  • Lawyer
  • Physician
  • Podiatrist
  • Veterinarian

You can prepare for these careers at most liberal arts colleges, but there are benefits to attending a comprehensive college like Utica College, where coursework focuses on professional as well as liberal studies.

You may also want to inquire about the pre-professional advising programs available for students in pre-law and pre-med at the colleges you investigate. At Utica College you will meet with pre-law and pre-med advisors during Freshman Orientation, before you take your first class. You can be certain that you’ll have the best advice to build a successful resumé for graduate admission.

There are dozens of career lists and projections on the Internet, but one of the best is The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and available at

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