Marketable Majors

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  1. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Hello again,

    I have a question about majors. I want to choose a marketable major, but I also would like it to be something I enjoy. I'm really into the science/engineering/mathematics field. Here are my current majors (in order of preference):

    Nuclear Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical Engineering
    Physics
    Aeronautical Engineering

    What do you all think of those majors. Are some more marketable than others? Which are toughest?
    Thanks again!
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Mech and EE have the widest employment base.

    Nuclear engineers tend to have a fairly constant demand, IIRC.
    I read somewhere that a lot of current aero engineers are going to be hitting retirement age in the near future.

    In the end, most of them will probably have decent career options (although I don't know about those with undergrad physics degress :confused:).
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Any form of engineering will be marketable, but like Raimus says, EE and MechE will be huge. But I'd say go for something that you're interested in and will enjoy. After all, making money isn't the important thing in life: It's having fun doing it.
     
  4. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I think I might do Pre-Law, if that's available in my class (I cadet told me they remove it from time to time for some reason), besides Engineering or Physics.
     

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