Member Since: 1/1/01
After getting to college?
My daughter is majoring in aerospace engineering, taking summer classes after her freshman year. She did well in her math and intro to engineering classes, even won first place in the glider design competition for engineering week. She's wanted to do something related to space ever since she was a little kid.
Before she went to college I warned her that at some point early in her college career she would think about going into psychology, and that this is very common, but there is pretty much zero decent employment prospects with even an MS, let alone just a bachelors.
Well I got that call last night. Now she says she's not sure engineering is for her, and that she wants to help "heal" people and is thinking about switching to psych. My response was go ahead and get a degree in psych - after you get a degree in something employable, where you can support yourself while getting your psych degree.
Anyway, is this as common as I think it is? It seems like almost every college kid hits that intro to psych class and thinks "I really like this, I could help people."