I'm currently looking at either a statistics major or an economics and math major. Ultimately, my goal is law school, but I'm interested in being able (as a "back-up plan," I suppose) to find a job either in consulting or on Wall Street after college graduation.
Although I'm doing fine in calculus, I wouldn't say that it's something I'm good at, and it certainly isn't anything I'm best at. This is why I'm leaning away from the economics and math major.
AP Stat, though, was easily my favorite class in my entire academic career, and not because of the teacher; I more or less self-taught the course. Statistics is just something I love so far, and I think I'll continue to love it.
My problem is mainly whether or not statistics is employable. I'm well aware that practically all research requires a certain understanding of statistics, but does that mean statistics majors actually find jobs? Often?
You see, I'm currently debating between Yale and Wharton. My parents strongly, strongly favor Wharton because of how "easily" Whartonites seem to find Wall Street jobs. However, I personally prefer Yale, and I have to somehow convince my parents that a Yalie's likelihood of finding employment is at least equal to a Whartonite's likelihood. It's a ridiculous thing to have to do, but I haven't been able to find employment statistics for comparison.