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5 Majors That Can Help Launch a Fun, High-Paying Career

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As you consider your future career, you may be thinking that you want to find an option that not only pays well but is also fun. What jobs pay well but are fun? The answer depends on your major, but these are some excellent choices.

  1. Marketing Major

If you have the ability to talk about things so that other people will listen, or if you are able to find the value in something easily, a marketing major might work well for you. These careers are full of potential for people with marketing training:

Social Media Manager

A social media manager uses social media to discuss the benefits and value of a brand. Through social media messaging, you can build brand awareness, improve visibility of a product or service, and interact with potential customers. This career path works great for people who enjoy spending a lot of time online and interacting with people in an online environment.


What is the most fun and high paying job? The answer for some people is making YouTube videos. This might not seem like a marketing venue, but it actually can be. Whether you are creating content for brands or using marketing knowledge to gain viewership for your own content, you will put your marketing degree to good use with a YouTube career. There is quite a bit of money to be made here, too, with average payouts of $3 to $5 per 1,000 video views, according to Influencer Marketing Hub.

Brand Manager

A brand manager is in charge of all the marketing venues and public image needs of a brand. They arrange press releases, press conferences, online content, print marketing, television marketing, and radio marketing. They plan and implement marketing in order to advance a brand’s success.

  1. English Major (Writing Concentration)

Do you think the only thing for an English major to do is to teach? Think again. These are some exciting career paths that are not in the classroom with a degree in English with a writing concentration:

TV/Movie Script Writer

The television and movie industry is always looking for a new writer to explore the next great idea. If you can write fiction well, you can put that English degree to work for you in this field. With a winning script, it just might be you on the awards platform accepting an Emmy.

Book Writer

With the advent of self-publishing, writing and publishing a book is easier than ever, and if you can get a good following, you can make a good income, including residual income, as a book writer. In addition, you can get some gigs ghostwriting books for people who have great ideas, but poor writing abilities.


Not all writing is print writing. Songwriters also need a good command of the English language. With an English major and some music training, you can be the one creating the next chart-topping favorite.

  1. Computer Science Major

computer science major opens a world of possibilities to the graduate. Some of the more interesting routes you can take with your career after this major include:

Video Game Creator

Those video games you love playing have some great computer science work behind them, and with this degree, you could be the one creating the next video game. Video game developers work on large teams to create games that people love, and this is very rewarding. For this role, you will need to be able to write code, create both 3D and 2D worlds, and create a winning user experience. 

Mobile App Developer

With a smartphone in nearly every hand, mobile app developers are in demand. These professionals create apps that do everything from entertaining users to working as marketing tools for brands. Developing apps requires knowledge of all mobile platforms and the ability to collaborate with branding professionals and software engineers.

Artificial Intelligence Developer

Computers not only can work for you, but they are starting to have the ability to “think” as well. Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing in demand in everything from home security to government agencies. AI developers are the brains behind these programs, helping companies get the tools they need to make the best use of computers.

  1. Sport Management Major

sport management major lets you create a career out of your love of sports and athletics. Here are some fun careers to consider:

Sports Coach

Coaches that succeed can have very lucrative careers. Coaches are needed on the professional, college, high school, and community levels. If you have a particular sport you love, you can teach it to the next generation as a coach.

University Athletic Director

If you love all things athletic, you can put a sports management degree to work as an athletic director for a university. You will oversee the school’s sports programs and athletic opportunities and help propel your teams to a winning season.

Sports Agent

Sports agents scour the up-and-coming talent to recruit players for universities or professional teams. If you have a good eye for raw talent, this could be a fun and rewarding career path.

  1. Biology Major

Science lovers can embrace that passion with a biology major - without having to become biology teachers. Some career options with this education path include:


A biology major can set the foundation for a career in medicine. If you find that you love biology, you can go on to medical school and receive training as a doctor. Your undergraduate degree will make your medical school journey much easier.


Biology has a lot to do with what we eat, and you can put your knowledge of the human body to work as a nutritionist. Nutritionists help people eat foods that fuel their bodies well and help them reach their personal health goals.


Biology majors often get a good feel for the ins and outs of the human body, and this makes them good candidates for the role of a surgeon. Like doctors, these professionals will have to go to medical school.

If you’ve been asking yourself, “What are some fun majors?” these are all good choices, and Geneva College offers all of these programs. Reach out to an admissions counselor today to get started on your career path.

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Dec 20, 2021