Major leading to most free time

<p>I want to do something in later life that can earn me just enough money so that I don't need to worry much about finances, while at the same time giving me as much free time as possible. i.e. definitely not the regular 8-5 jobs. Basically I want as much free time as possible.</p>

<p>Considering that, what are some good major/major combinations? I've been considering double majoring in English and Cognitive Science just out of interest, but I'm not sure how much free time that would afford me later on.</p>

<p>What are your suggestions?</p>

<p>Every single career has people that work tons of hours, and others that work barely any at all. In any case, this is an absolutely horrible way to pick your major/career.</p>

<p>What do you like to do? What do you enjoy studying? Major in that.</p>

<p>I'm not sure what you're asking.</p>

<p>I have some friends who are deeply involved in a nonremunerative hobby. They choose to put most of their energy into their hobby. They are willing to take low-prestige, low-paying jobs that don't require them to work on weekends or devote much thought to their jobs outside of working hours. They keep their needs simple so that they can pour all the money they do earn into their hobby.</p>

<p>Other people don't mind working hard at their jobs but don't thrive in a structured work environment. Many creative people fall into this category. These people typically need to be very talented, committed, and enterprising in order to be successful. It actually requires way more discipline and work ethic to succeed in an unstructured work environment than in a structured one.</p>

<p>Yet a third group of people are just lazy. Sorry, there are few high-paid, interesting jobs for people who loaf around.</p>

<p>If you want tones of free time and a decent salary, then become a Pharmacist. You can easily plan your hours and you only need to work a few days a week.</p>

<p>Anyone on their own schedule can work as many or few hours as they please. That includes housekeepers, taxi drivers and private tutors. Why bother getting a college degree?</p>

<p>Go to school for education and become a teacher.</p>

<p>Have all your summers off, long holiday breaks.</p>

<p>Getting a degree in anything that'll land you a job at a school would be a good idea. But for the record although school is out for the summer, don't go thinking teachers aren't working. Especially if you work in NY/NJ, they're almost all required to teach some part of summer school. Even those who don't have to actually teach over the summer, they are still spending many hours at home preparing for the next year.</p>

<p>Accounting could work also depending where you end up working. My father has his own firm and does the majority of his work between January-May. He makes his own hours during that time and the rest of the year he only takes on clients when he feels like it. I know others in the accounting field and some DO work 9-5, while others have much more flexible schedules.</p>

<p>You could major in nutrition/kinesiology and make decent money and set your own hours. Or go for something like Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology or Physical Therapy. They all pay well and most people I know in those fields are able to set their own schedules, and a majority of them work part-time and still make better money than many people that work full-time!</p>