Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Choosing a college major should not be done haphazardly. This is because college majors can affect a person’s career path and journey in the future.
Generally, most people choose a college major with the hope of getting paid or a high salary in the future.
When considering the cost of daily needs that require large expenses, it is not surprising that the majors taken are expected to lead someone to career success.
According to indeed, there are 10 college majors that are predicted to continue to be needed for the next five years. Anything? Here’s the summary:
Nurses are tasked with caring for patients who are sick or injured and guiding patients in the recovery process. Nursing students learn skills, critical thinking, time management, and communication.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the nursing profession can grow by as much as 6 percent from 2021 to 2031. This is because the number of requests for health services for the elderly is increasing.
2. Culinary Arts
Culinary artist is a profession that has the ability to cook and make various cakes. Apart from preparing food, this major studies various skills, such as decision-making, management, and working in teams.
According to the BLS, culinary arts graduate professions, such as chefs and head chefs, could grow by as much as 15 percent between 2021 and 2031. This figure is claimed to be much faster than average.
3. Computer Science
Computer science graduates can work in the technology industry in various fields, such as offices, government agencies, research facilities, to health facilities. According to the BLS, jobs for computer science and informatics graduates could grow 21 percent from 2021 to 2031 and much faster than average.
“Reasons for this growth include increasing demand for computer software, new applications for smartphones and tablets, and increasing demand to simplify health and medical insurance procedures,” wrote Indeed, quoted Tuesday (29/8/2023).
4. Business Administration
According to the BLS, career prospects for business administration graduates will grow by 8 percent from 2021 to 2031. According to indeed, every sector requires some form of management, so business administration graduates are in high demand by employers.
Jobs for accountants and auditors from accounting graduates have a projected growth rate of 6 percent from 2021 to 2031. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main reasons for this growth are globalization and economic growth.
6. Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and statistics graduates can work in a variety of industries, from astronomical institutes to academia. Between 2021 and 2031, the workforce requirement of mathematics and statistics graduates could grow by around 31 percent.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this growth is due to the extensive use of statistical analysis to make corporate business and financial decisions.
7. Information System
Information systems students learn how to create and operate software and hardware to interact with data. Apart from that, information systems students will also learn data structures, algorithms, databases, and the basics of programming.
Generally, information systems graduates work in government agencies, research labs, universities, and software companies. Between 2021 and 2023, the demand for information systems graduates is expected to grow by 35 percent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this growth is due to the increasing need for innovative technologies in almost every sector.
Generally, finance and business graduates are most often found in offices. According to the BLS, the workforce requirement for graduates majoring in finance is projected to increase by 7 percent between 2021 and 2031.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in this sector is due to increased global economic activity, as in growing businesses and industries.
Currently, several parties say that Indonesia still needs psychologists and psychiatrists. According to the President and Founder of the Emotional Health For All (EHFA) Foundation, Sandersan Onie, as of 2022, Indonesia only had around 4,400 psychologists and psychiatrists.
According to Sandersan, this number is not quite balanced when compared to the total population in Indonesia. As a result, mental health treatment in Indonesia is less effective.
Thus, the number of professional needs for psychologists and psychiatrists will increase for the next five years, especially in Indonesia
10. Civil engineering
Civil engineering is the study of planning, constructing, maintaining and repairing buildings. A civil engineering graduate has the responsibility to ensure that buildings or other infrastructure have a high level of safety when in use.
Employment in this field could grow by 7 percent between 2021 and 2031. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this growth is due to an increased need for road repair and construction.
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