I am a canadian student from Quebec province (frenchies -that's right!) and I am in a quite confusing situation right now.
Next year, I'll have to sign up to university. I want a relatively high paying job (where "relatively high paying" means around $CAN 100k/year after some years of experience) but I am not interested in engineering or medical school, despite my very good results.
In an idealistic world, I would like have an ENVIRONMENT related job. This is why I am actually torn apart three university degrees: economics, GIS (or applied geography) and agricultural economics (PS: I want at least a masters degree, whatever path I choose).
The thing is: each of these majors have their disadvantages: according to my research, normal economics is well-paid (around 100k/year) but boring and employment lies in financial institutions; GIS/geogr. is very interesting but is located much lower on the payscale (around 75k, and employment is harder to find); finally, agricultural economics is pretty much focused on the agri-food business (less jobs variety IMO) and there is no salary statistics, but it seems jobs is agricultural economics are VERY easy to find (since graduates are rare). However, it's AGRICULTURAL economics and not ENVIRONMENTAL economics (it's like a cousin).
So now, I would like to get your opinions and your experiences that could relate to mine in order to eventually come up with a decision (not final, but at least have a better picture of what is waiting for me next).
Those who hold some university experience in either one of the three degrees I mentioned earlier are more than welcome, but everyone's comment is very useful
Thank you every much in advance. Cheers! -Andrew
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