5 Hot Majors That Lead To Jobs In 2015

  1. Cyber-security
  2. Nursing
  3. Engineering
  4. Computer Information Systems
  5. Finance

No one wants to invest time, energy, and money into a degree that gets you nowhere. Especially when you have already dedicated years of your life to serving your country and you now are looking to make the transition into the civilian workforce. These five majors are a few of those that are projected to be hired at rapid speed this year. So getting into one of these majors now could prove to be promising once you have the degree in hand down the road.


1- Cybersecurity studies include the management of varying types of computer systems’ security as well as information assurance topics. Current events have proven that breaches in security in this area of work can be detrimental and harmful.


2- Nurses practice in a wide diversity of practice areas with a different scope of practice and level of prescriber authority in each. Nursing is defined as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations.”

3- Engineering students study advanced concepts in Physics, Chemistry and Math. There is a special emphasis given to multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations. A basic course in Computer Programming, Statistics, and Engineering Drawing will also be there. Then during the second and fourth year, students study discipline specific courses which will define their chosen degree.


4- Computer Information Systems students will learn programming languages, computer architecture, system design and database management. Classes incorporate hands-on work with computer hardware & software applications. Course topics within this area of study may include: Computer hardware, Computer graphics, Networking, Systems analysis, Data structures, Programming, Web design, Database application, Operating systems, Microcomputers.

5- Finance is the art and science of managing money. Each of the many firms, businesses, institutions, and governmental agencies in our economic system has the problems of obtaining, administering, and managing its funds efficiently and wisely. Nearly every decision made by an organization has important financial implications. Therefore, finance students are introduced to and studies the theory, concepts, applications, institutional environment, and analytical tools essential for proper decision-making. Finance students are prepared for a broad variety of careers since all organizations need individuals knowledgeable about finance.