Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, August 8, 2014
The hot majors do change from time to time, but right now the areas that are most competitve are the technical type of majors (ex. Engineering, Computer Science, IT, etc.), majors related to the health care industry, and accounting/finance majors. That being said, there are other factors to consider when choosing a major. Number one, make sure it is something that you enjoy. You may spend the better part of your life doing that work, so make sure it is something that you will be happy with at the end of the day. Also, think about where you would like live after you graduate. You may take one of the majors that I mentioned above, healthcare for example, but if the area that you desire to settle in does not have a substantial health care industry, it may not be worth it. Some majors may require you to be flexible in your desired location.