Top Five Majors: Senior Class

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By: Alexa Stanley/Social Media Director

Are you confused about what you think your career path is or should be? Do you need a little insight as to what you may be interested in? Great! Then you came to the perfect place. The Raider Reader is bringing to you the top five majors Blue Ridge’s current seniors are furthering their education in. Who knows – maybe one of these majors will catch your eye!

1. Nursing

This career is based in the care for families and individuals in the health field. This profession can take place in hospitals, a doctors office, or as at-home service. This profession is the most popular choice of work for Blue Ridge’s seniors. Depending on the degree/certification you desire to have, the duration of education varies. This field offers many opportunities/roles such as becoming an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), RN (Registered Nurse) or a Personal Care Aid.

2. Forensic Science

Forensic Science is a profession that uses evidence that focuses mostly on law and goes about legal standards. This major requires a bachelors degree level (four years).

3. Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice consists of two categories, law enforcement and legal affairs. This profession revolves around upholding social control. To get a degree in this field you will need a total of 120 to 128 credits to get a bachelors degree (four years) for this field. If you have any interests in law, this field may be a good start to find your career path!

4. Diesel Mechanics 

If you have interests in maintenance and repairs, this may be the job for you. Diesel mechanics is the profession of repairing diesel engines, which are in buses, agriculture equipment and construction vehicles. This is a two year (associates degree) course that can be offered through programs and community colleges.

5. Social Sciences 

Social sciences is a profession that focuses on social relationships and human society. Positions in this field consist of economics, business management, media, politics and psychology. This major can be used in many types of professions. Most of these fields require a bachelors degree.

Alexa Stanley is a bubbly senior with an aspiration for adventure! She has participated in volleyball, track and cheerleading. She will be furthering her education with a focus on nursing, hoping to achieve her goal of making a difference.