10 Best College Majors for Your Personality, by Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., takes a unique approach to choosing a major. Dr. Shatkin has 30 years experience in the career information field and has authored many career and education books, including 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality and Panicked Student’s Guide to Choosing a College Major.
In Part I, you’ll learn about personality types and how they relate to college majors.
In Part II, you’ll take a short easy-to-complete assessment designed to help you discover your personality type: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising or Conventional.
In Part III, you’ll browse over 90 Best Major Lists to find the major best suited for your personality.
The major lists are arranged into groups beginning with the 10 best majors for each personality type. Other lists rank majors by earning and job-growth potential. More specialized lists rank majors related to jobs by education level, worker demographics, and jobs requiring verbal and math skills, among other things.
Finally, in Part IV, the author provides over 55 major descriptions giving insight into what courses to expect, specializations to choose from, potential job openings and pay. This unique approach takes the guess work out of choosing a major and turns it into a science.
By Annie Perez