Examples Of Decisions In Real Life

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Decisions in Real Life What to do after high school? That’s the question. Do I enter the work force, go to a vocational school, attend college, the options are endless to what I could do? Floyd Norris states in his article “Fewer U.S. Graduates Opt for College After High School,” 65.9% of high school graduates enrolled in a college after graduation. This percentage was the lowest recorded in the last decade (Norris 14). Even though this is the lowest recorded number of the decade, this percentage is still over 50%. Therefore, many high school graduates are choosing to attend a university. Once the decision to attend to college is made, there are a plethora more of decisions to make. Most students do not know what they want to study after high …show more content…
Some colleges may not have a certain program that the person is looking for. But how does this person figure out what they want to study? Mymajors.com states that there are over 1,800 possible majors to choose from (“List of College Majors”). According to the article, “Guide for Choosing College Majors,” there are multiple ways to go about choosing a degree that’s a right fit. One way is to base the decision off of a dream job one might have. For instance, when I was a little girl, I wanted to be a veterinarian. If I still wanted to pursue this job, I would choose to get a major in pre-vet or animal sciences. Although this is not the case anymore, that would be the course I would take if it were the case. What a salary could be is also sometimes a decision-maker for people. If someone wants to make a lot of money, they will go into a field in which makes a lot of money, such as the medical field. Others choose their major based simply on what they enjoy or what subject they like the most. An example would be an art major. If one decides to pursue a major in art, they probably enjoy art and designing things (“Guide for Choosing College …show more content…
Some people are homebodies; others want to get as far away as they can. Other students, like me, want to be far enough away to be independent but close enough to still see my friends and family often. Some students want to be close enough to commute to school, so they don’t have to pay for housing. Distance is also a preference of the student, like the cost of their education. According to Staticsbrain.com, the average percentage of students that attend college out-of-state is 13.7%. The public with the most out-of-state students in the University of Vermont at 61% of their students coming from different states. (“Percentage of Out-of-State Students at Public Universities”). This is only the calculations for public schools though. Niraj Chokshi states in the article, “Map: The states college kids can’t wait to leave,” 72% of students go to college within the state they reside in (Chokshi 14). Community college is something that is becoming more popular in the area I live in. Approximately half of the students in the graduating class of 2017 are attending a community college within an hour of where they

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