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>finally got associate's degree and my foot in the door

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>finally got associate's degree and my foot in the door in a well-acclaimed university
>still not 100% sure on major
>university is also 2 hours from home, don't know anybody up there, and have no idea what the area is like (besides that it's a big college-city)
>family is utterly broke, 0 family support and I just don't have enough to support myself at all ($3.5k in the bank)
>relying completely on loans ($24k/yr, like need 4 years but at least 2)

Needless to say, I'm pretty scared to commit to university. Academically I'm confident, but there's so much money riding on the line if I decide to change my major again, that I'm lost.

Any advice on finding a major worth following-through with? That, and any advice for getting the most of campus life? I think I'll be staying off-campus alone.

Any general university advice/tips would be welcomed. Particularly in-terms of making money and being frugal, what should I look for for income (besides jobs, I mean what kind)?
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Bump

tl;dr how to survive at college, living-wise and socially
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Don't be a faggot and git gud at a marketable trade.
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Work the other way. Instead of choosing a major then trying to figure out what type of job you can get with it, look at the jobs you'd want to do then see what major/degree it requires.

Pic is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for most new projected jobs.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm

Also browse around this site and get a feel for what jobs/fields will be demand and which ones you have interest in.

http://www.bls.gov/bls/occupation.htm
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>>16935536
The best thing you could possibly do is something in the realm of computer science, accounting, electrical engineering, or information sciences/management
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OP here again, stupidly late but thank you for the replies

>>16936375
>>16936411
Thanks for those sites, interesting so far.

I've been trying to choose based on traits of a career that I like. Love computers, but have barely a year of programming experience (though I understand each concept easily). I can't stand desk jobs, which is my biggest problem in pursuing it.

I love the language aspects of it, which leads me towards translation/interpretation of languages I speak. Allows travel and is more varied than just deskwork (later in the career at least).

>>16936335
Is translating considered a marketable trade?
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