Friends don't let friends get a degree in psychology!

All across America this time of year, college campuses are filling with new and returning students all looking for that magic piece of paper that will ensure their futures. All that effort and all those tuition fees.... You'd better make sure it's worth it.

No offense to those with psychology degrees, but the most valuable college degrees now and in the future are much more science and technology-oriented: Engineering, Computers, Finance, and Science. Click here to read more.

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Comment by Susan Kang Nam on October 6, 2008 at 8:49am
well.. I guess that means I am doomed LOL - but point well taken. I have to say though.. psychology (via liberal arts degree) does make some differences.. and as much as there may be a more of a "future" for science & technology oriented degree i.e. Engineering, computers, finance and science.. liberal arts degree (not just psychology per se) does carry a weight into whatever you aspire to do. In recruiting which seems to weigh heaviily on sale and marketing.. you can definitely bring some perspectives from your liberal arts degrees. As for the more "tech" related positions.. I would love to see more women in the field of these science & tech. oriented degree. I recently read a tweet by a Cisco executive on twitter - and according to her, less than 27% are women in the field. Best wishes to all college campuses recruiters & returning students.
Comment by Susan Kang Nam on October 6, 2008 at 9:07am
reference - twitter post - CTO of Cisco - "Women represent 46% of the workforce in the US but only 26% of careers in math,science,tech and engineering"
Comment by Ben Gotkin on October 6, 2008 at 9:16am
There was a while there in my career when I wished I was an Engineering or Comp Sci major, back when everyone I made an offer to was going to make more money than me.

Seriously though, I do value greatly my Psych degree as I believe it has been key to my success as a Recruiter. The reason why I became a Psych major was to learn 'what made people tick.' Isn't that alot of what we do as Recruiters?

That said, we certainly need more kids to go into the sciences, accounting and finance, engineering, etc. today. Liberal Arts programs are wonderful for shaping one's holistic view of the world, but the future growth of our economy is highly dependent on our schools producing highly skilled, technical talent.
Comment by Susan Kang Nam on October 6, 2008 at 9:35am
I agree with Ben - I would like to see many of these tech skilled jobs stay in US as many are being outsourced.. having said that.. I am sure I will get some heated debate.. however with the current economic state & the election coming up in few weeks, I hope and pray for the best for the country.. as a professional, as a parent.. I do want the "best" or US job market in this field.

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