I'll be a senior this September and will be applying to universities during this time. But I'm currently indecisive what should I major in. Both accounting (business school) and dietetics (medical school) are very hard to get in. I think accounting is harder the dietetics because you are required a 3.5 GPA while you're in university. I heard the CPA is intensely difficult! But same with the very competitive unpaid RD internships.
According to Dietitians and Nutritionists
The middle 50 percent earned between $38,430 and $57,090. That's not a lot for a profession. (I could get a masters and become a pediatric dietitian who make about $70,000 or go into medicine...but the jobs are more limited than business.)
The middle half of the occupation earned between $42,520 and $71,960. Like I previously said the CPA is intensely difficult, but even without a CPA you could get a CMA or whatever that pay a more comfortable salary.
Also an accounting job is versatile. I originally wanted to study fashion design, architecture, and the performing arts for the entertainment industry. With an accounting degree I could be self-employed and I could work at an art gallery or open my own fashion boutique.
My interests both include health and business. But ever since I was young I've been more attracted to health. I'm a health 'nut' and I read a lot of fitness magazines like Runners World, Muscle & Fitness, and sports journals like Sports Coach provides information on training, coaching, exercise physiology and athletic development for sports coaches, athletes and sports science students
and Sports Training | Sport Fitness
. I have a lot of knowledge in sports physiology and nutrition. I'm a runner and I'm training for a triathlon. I'm taking human anatomy and possibly AP Bio next year.
I think I would be happiest if I was a dietitian, but money $$$ is a major factor. I'm very high maintenance and I next materialistic items. I still would be unhappy with little money.
Where The Jobs Are: Accounting (Forbes)
Margaret Kelly was 55 and had been a registered dietitian for 28 years when she decided it was time for a career change. (I'm guessing that R.D didn't pay enough...)
Should I get a B.A in accounting and then get a degree in dietetics or should I study dietetics and settle with less money?
I plan on going to Michigan State University, but I'm unsure that I'll get accepted if I only have a 22 ACT and 3.6 with only 1 AP Class, and a plethora of extracurricular/volunteer work.