When it comes to college, you’re expected to make a lot of decisions: where to attend school, where to live, what classes to take and what major to pick. Should you choose from the most popular college majors or go your own way?
If you’re having trouble deciding on a major, it may help to take a look at popular college majors other students are choosing. The most popular majors often track with growth or high-demand areas in the job market—such as nursing and education—which will land you in good stead when you graduate.
Here are the 10 most popular college majors:
English, according to Zippier, is the seventh most popular college major. It’s especially popular among undergraduates who plan to be doctors, surprisingly. The main reason for this is to help the health practitioners communicate better with their patients.
English graduates earn around $36,000 for early career salaries, and they can work in the field as scriptwriters, novelists or teachers (with additional education).