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18 College Graduates Share How Different Their Job Is Now Vs What They Got Their Degree In

What degree did you get in college and what job do you have now? For a lot of people, those two  answers are incredibly different. If you’re one of the unlucky people who majored in something just because it made you happy, you might have realized it wasn’t a major that would actually make you money. Join the club. 

People on TikTok are sharing their answer to that question. For a lot of people, their college education didn’t actually teach them the things they needed to know to actually be good at their career. The whole design is a mess. And besides, with how insane student loan debts are, can you blame them for going a different route? 


1. “In college, I was a communications major and now I’m depressed.”

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2. “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.”

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3. “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.”

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4. “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.”

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5. “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.”

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

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7. “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.”

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8. “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.”

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9. “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.”

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

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11. “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.”

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12. “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.”

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13. “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.”

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14. “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.”

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15. “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.”

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

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

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18. “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.”

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