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    17 People Share Their College Major Vs Their Current Job, Proving Life Takes Some Wild Turns

    Sometimes your college major can be a major disappointment.

    In the United States, 43.2 million students share an average student loan debt of $39,351, but are these students even finding work in their industries after college?

    To investigate, TikTok user @blackkout___ asked his followers to share their college majors and what job they're currently working.

    TikTok / @blackout___ / Via tiktok.com

    "In college, I was a communications major and now I'm depressed."

    @blackkout___

    1. “I was a double major. I majored in History and I majored in Kinesiology. I wanted to be a professor. Now I work at a Chipotle where I get in trouble for smacking bean bags and then I work at a Krispy Kreme where I get called 'donut boy' by adults.”

    TikTok / @jordan_the_stallion8 / Via tiktok.com

    2. “I majored in Electrical Engineering and now I am an Electrical Engineer. Y’all really hate on STEM majors until we all have jobs!”

    TikTok / @type2fun / Via tiktok.com

    3. “I did my bachelor's in general arts with a minor in Philosophy, I have my paralegal license from the Law Society of Ontario, and I did my master's in Public Policy with a focus in Law. I currently tell people not to murder each other on the internet, and sell weasel-themed merchandise."

    TikTok / @marcusterritory / Via tiktok.com

    "My mother is so proud of me.”

    @marcusterritory

    4. “So I’m graduating next may with my bachelor's in Childhood Education, but I make self defense keychains and this is going to be my full-time job when I graduate.”

    TikTok / @sicuracreations / Via tiktok.com

    5. "I studied Psychology in the hopes of helping crazy people. Now I sit in a forest playing music on a UFO, talking to people who don’t exist. And I realize I’m the crazy one.”

    6. “I double majored in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in psychology. And I’m now a middle school math teacher.”

    TikTok / @marye130 / Via tiktok.com

    7. “Well I dropped out of college, but while I was there I majored in Mechanical Engineering and had a double minor in physics and computer design and manufacturing. And now I get paid to be an idiot on the internet.”

    TikTok / @ben_brainard / Via tiktok.com

    8. “In college I majored in Anthropology, Archeology, and got a minor in history. I was a published archeologist by age 21 and I made Dean’s list every single semester. Now, two years later, my nickname is 'dumb bitch' at a restaurant and I get reprimanded constantly by the people around me for being stupid.”

    TikTok / @emily.rhein / Via tiktok.com

    9. “I was a Special Ed major in college. And now I’m a career planner in the Marine Corp, so I’m using my education to the FULLEST extent."

    TikTok / @treymcalister / Via tiktok.com

    10. “Believe it or not, I got a degree in Financial Management. My Asian parents told me to study about money to make a lot of money. Of course I listened to them, did everything right, but find out 10 years later I was so unhappy. So after 10 years in that blood sucking boring ash job, I quit that beesh and started a meal prep company."

    TikTok / @aebaybayy / Via tiktok.com

    "Now I get paid to cook delish Lao Food and host cooking parties. Moral of the story: live your dreams, bish and don’t listen to nobody. Trust yo gut and listen to yo damn self and don’t be lazy bish.”

    @aebaybayy

    11. “I got my associates in General Studies, my bachelor's in Behavioral Science, my master's in Administration of Human Services, and now I’m a stripper.”

    TikTok / @imnot_thecoolmom / Via tiktok.com

    12. “I went to college to get a Computer Science degree to make video games. Now I educate people on autism and motivate them through public speaking."

    TikTok / @aspiepaws / Via tiktok.com

    "Totally a 360 of what I was going to do.”

    @aspiepaws

    13. “I majored in Theater – acting. And I act like I give a fuck every single day of my goddamn life.”

    TikTok / @caytemps / Via tiktok.com

    14. "I got my associate's in Early Childhood Education, [then] I was a dual major in English composition and Criminal Justice, and I started my masters program in Criminology. But now I sell potato chips."

    TikTok / @pooh19141 / Via tiktok.com

    15. “In college I spent most of my time avoiding my studies learning to play the harmonica. Today I make my living playing the harmonica and the grandmother of the harmonica.”

    TikTok / @banakula / Via tiktok.com

    16. “I majored in Psychology and now I go to therapy.”

    TikTok / @big_pem_69 / Via tiktok.com

    17. “I originally went to my local community college and got my associate's degree in Liberal Arts. Then I transferred to Temple University on full academic scholarship and got my Journalism degree. Ultimately, I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Statistics...And now I sell compromising videos and photos of myself online and tell people how to fuck."

    TikTok / @definatelynotchippy / Via tiktok.com

    "And why do I do this you may ask? Because I make more money that way than I do with all those degrees. In all seriousness though stay in school."

    @definitelynotchippy

    Responses have been edited for length/clarity.

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