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Is marketing a good major?

Skatekid36Skatekid36 17 replies7 threads Junior Member
After doing all this research I think I want to double major in marketing and some form of communication/PR/journalism. Is this a good idea? What if I just majored in marketing? Is marketing a good major for job prospects? Can I get a six figure salary with this major? In very personable persuasive great at public speaking and good at talking to people. So is marketing a good major?
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  • izrk02izrk02 Forum Champion American U. 1088 replies51 threads Forum Champion
    Marketing is a good major if you want to go into marketing. You seem pretty undecided, so you should probably start with a communication major and then switch into a more specific discipline (marketing, journalism, PR, etc.).
    Don't choose your major based on job prospects and potential salaries. Choose a major you'll enjoy taking classes in and will lead you to a career you'll be happy in.
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  • happy1happy1 24013 replies2407 threads Super Moderator
    Marketing has become very analytically driven -- many people combine marketing with something like statistics in today's world. You are unlikely to earn a six figure income right out of college with any major.

    At some colleges it can be difficult to double major with one discipline in the b-school and one in the liberal arts school -- that will depend on course requirements at the college you attend.

    I see you are a junior in HS. There is absolutely no reason to decide on a major now. If you want business you can apply to undergrad b-schools. You will then take a business core with includes introductory classes in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, IT etc. You will have the opportunity to see where your interests and aptitudes lie, you can talk to professors, you can meet with career placement etc. before choosing a major.
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  • BKSquaredBKSquared 1640 replies8 threads Senior Member
    edited April 28
    Agree with @happy1. Marketing is getting to be very data driven with the prevalence and low cost of obtaining data. Entry level salaries for marketing positions are not at the high end of the spectrum. Entry level marketing positions can be filled by anyone with strong writing/communication, creative and/or analytical skills, depending on the needs/job description being filled.
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  • Skatekid36Skatekid36 17 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I really like to talk to people and to seek stuff. I take a dual enrollment communication class at my high school it’s a lot of fun. Every semester I’m the highest in the class gpa wise. The teacher told me I should look into marketing/pr/comm. she said I had a real gift for it she teaches at my local college as a adjunct, she said the comm/marketing department needed students like me.
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  • Skatekid36Skatekid36 17 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Im probably going to cc first. Taking business intros and Suny gen ed req. I want to transfer to UB Albany or Binghamton or geneseo. The issue is can I double major after I transfer?
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  • happy1happy1 24013 replies2407 threads Super Moderator
    Nobody can answer that question now. It will come down to the requirements of the school you transfer into, how many (and what) credits you have already earned etc. This is something you should look at with your transfer advisor when you are ready to move on from CC.

    Take one step at a time. By the time you are done with CC you may be more committed to a particular major and may not want to double major.
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