Please Please Please HELP!?
I've been really really confused with what I want to study in the future. I've tried to talk to our school guidance counselor but she isn't really helping. All she says is "It's all up to you. Think about it more and try to search on the internet about the course you're planning to take." I know it's up to me but I have no idea what to take! I've considered some courses... Please give me your opinion about it and/or tell me which one is a good career in the future. Also, if you can, please let me know what kind of jobs I could get in the future after taking one of these certain courses:
1. Visual communication.
2. Bachelor in airlines, tourism, and hospitality management.
4. Airline designs.
5. Airline management.
7. Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management
8. Graphic Design.
9. Interior Design.
I know it's a lot... That's why I'm confused. Please help me and answer my questions. I'll really really REALLY appreciate it! Thanks a million, in advance!
Asked By: MHCoz - 1/8/2010
1) you probably shouldnt' have posted this under Languages, but no matter, I'll offer you my opinion.
2) I'm going to preface my remarks by saying that, frankly, those aren't very good options. Now, if you are very passionate or very skilled in those areas, then go for it. And, depending on how old you are (you sound like you're in high school?) perhaps the economy will have fixed itself up by then and you'll find a job in one of those areas. But be forewarned, that the majority of the jobs in those areas are extremely influenced by economic health. You will be limited in where you can get a job, and should the economy change again (and let's face it, the world is changing, we'll be at war for a long while, oil prices won't be going down anytime soon, etc.), many of the industries you have listed are very disposable and you will find yourself frequently losing your job.
So with that said...
1. Visual communication. -- what the heck is this? Is this art? I suggest you consider a major in Graphic Design and look into getting a job with a major advertising company designing advertisements (TV commercials, magazine ads, etc.) There's also a growing field of Business and Consumer Psychology which studies why people respond to certain ads and all of the subliminal messages behind visual marketing and advertising. And THAT is a safe industry, because while business may downsize their marketing budgets frequently, no major commercial company can survive without at least SOME marketing/advertising.
2. Bachelor in airlines, tourism, and hospitality management. -- well...airlines are suffering extreme losses right now (not to mention all the changes in TSA security and the rising costs to fly because of security and oil, etc)...and tourism is down partly because people don't have the money to spend and partly because people are terrified to travel right now...so this isn't a good route. I'm sure you may eventually get a job at an airline or a travel agency, but the pay is bad (or you may work solely on commission). Now, you could get a job in Hospitatlity because people will always be using hotels, So you could get into hotel managment (I had some friends do internships at hotels in France a couple years ago and liked it) but again, people don't spend like they used to anymore, so you may find it difficult to get (and keep) a job.
3. Tourism. -- why?
4. Airline designs. -- how often do you see new airports being built, or re-designed? Your better bet would be to get into Architechture or something so you can work as a consultant if an airport job crops up.
5. Airline management. -- Again, why? Consider getting a job as a stewardess before going to college maybe, to get a feel for what working in the airline industry is like before you make a decision like this. Plus I don't think you can get a degree in this at school? You'd probably shoot for a business degree with an emphasis in Management, which is ALWAYS a good and safe route to take in college because you can get a lot of jobs with that kind of degree.
6. Anesthesiologist. -- LOL that's kinda random. BIG money here. But lots of schooling. Pre-med, then you'd need to get your MD. And its sort of risky, anesthesiologists tend to get sued more frequently than others because every person is different and the amount of anesthetic you give someone will always vary. Plus it's kinda boring sitting in on an 8 hour procedure when all you ar doing is monitoring someone's breathing, essentially. If you like the medical field and are detail oriented though, this is a good one to pursue.) I think a better idea, just judging on what your interests are, is to get a degree in business from a university and then apply to be a drug rep for a major pharmeceutical company like Baxter or something. Lots of money there, you can sell anesthetics (I dated a guy for 4 years who did this, it's not too difficult of a job, he would scrub into procedures and train anesthesiologists ofn the drugs and equipment he sold, and made about $100k a year doing it....and not to mention there was very little liability on his part, patients couldn't sue him or anything.)
7. Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (see my answer to #2)
8. Graphic Design. (Ha! See my answer to #1)
9. Interior Design. -- no no no!! My cousin is in this industry, as is my stepmom, and they've both basically been unemployed for the past 10 years. And my cousin has done internships in Italy, Spain, Denmark and Brazil! And she has a full 4-year degree that she obtained in France! And she STILL can't get a job! Plus most people who work in interior design work solely on commision, so you're talking about maybe getting one big paycheck one month, and then getting NOTHING for the next 4 months. So stressful.
Hope I helped.
Answered By: Jag älskar min pojkvän! - 1/8/2010