This or that? What do I take to ensure that my education remains relevant to the jobs in the market?

If you’re unsure of which course to take but have decided on the industry you want to be in, we suggest you check out these degrees offering flexibility once you finish your studies. You won’t be locked into one place as these degrees allow for various opportunities!

 

Business Administration

Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, accounting, business

Planning to get serious in the field of business? A degree in Business Administration is what you need. This degree offers the foundation to any business course such as accounting, finance, management, even marketing — all of which are in demand today.

In addition, it also opens doors to the corporate world as it also involves entrepreneurial and organisational classes. Why choose one when you can have all in one, right?

Here’s what you can do:

  • Marketer
  • Finance Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Manager in a wide range of industries

English And Other Languages

English, Languages, media, journalism, public relations, marketing

Mastering a language has its perks — one of which is the flexibility to take up numerous careers in both public and private institutions.

Adding to that, getting this degree helps cultivate critical thinking, public speaking, writing, and effective research skills. No wonder graduates of this course end up in media, government, education, among other lucrative industries.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Translator
  • Speech Writer

Computer Science

Computer science, system administrator, App Developer, Software Engineer, Tech Support, Web Designer

The influx of technology in the recent decade has called upon ‘experts’ to help digital newbies in various industries.

Aside from the technical skills such as programming, networking and systems, software management, among others, those who take this degree also learn skills such as critical analysis, problem-solving and are known to pay close attention to details.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Systems Administrator
  • App Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Tech Support
  • Information Technology Manager

Mathematics

Maths, Educator, Mathematician, Data Analyst, Cryptographer, Researcher

A tough degree for most, Math one of those courses that you literally need to shed some tears and blood. However, once you pass all the formula, symbols, and equations, this number-driven degree opens opportunities in various fields such as statistics, research, and science.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Educator
  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Researcher

Creative Arts And Design

Creative Director, Animator, Illustrator, Product Design Specialist, Production Designer, Graphic Design

Ah, the arts! One cannot simply dismiss this course as there are a lot of students who are artistically-inclined and are for sure want to bank on this as a career.

Graphic-design-degree holders will be glad to know that there are numerous jobs that need their expertise in various fields such as advertising, media, and business industries among others.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Creative Director
  • Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Product Design Specialist
  • Production Designer

Education

educator, guidance counsellor, librarian, camp director, training coordinator

Teaching is a noble job — no wonder there are a lot of people aiming to get a career in the field of education. However, there are various of available positions, aside from being an educator, once you finish this degree.

You’ll be glad to know that those with a degree in Education get to deal with people from all ages. Yup, from pre-school to adult learning.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Educator
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Librarian
  • Camp Director
  • Training Coordinator

Engineering

Construction Manager, Urban planner, operations manager, engineering

If tinkering stuff is your expertise, you are most probably taking up Engineering. You will be glad to know that Engineering, aside from being one of the most in-demand courses, it is also one of the most popular and flexible degrees today?

Graduates of this course (depending on your specialisation) can go to various industries, including medicine, architecture, and oil and gas.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Construction Manager
  • Urban Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Various careers depending on your specialisation

As evident in this feature, there are a variety of career available, even if you just study a specific course. Don’t worry and keep your options open. Who knows, you’ll end up in a job you’ve never expected, but end up liking after all. 

 

This article was originally written by Angelique Parungao and first published on EasyUni.com, a website dedicated to guiding young talents to a higher education and beyond through quality content, resources, networks and connections to over 2000 universities and colleges in over 20 countries.


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