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I'm looking at college majors and stuff and I came across a major I really want to pursue: Equine Science. I've rode horses since I was little but I haven't rode in about 5 years because I got bucked off and broke my arm so my Dad got freaked and told me I couldn't ride anymore. But when I get into college I'll be 18 and he won't be able to tell me no. But my Mom says there's no money in the horse business, she thinks I should be a lawyer. I volunteer at Youth Court and am a pretty good attorney. I know I would make a lot of money as an attorney but I'm not passionate about it like I am about horses. So idk what is more important, doing something I love or making more money and having a secure future. Help?? I'm only 15 right now but I'm trying to look ahead and see what my options are

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I think you mother may have a good point. I am 33 years old and I work in psychiatry. I wish someone would have told me when I decided on this major in college that there is no money in this field and less jobs without an advanced degree. While its great to do something you love this isn't always practical and does not pay the bills. You should consider this especially if you plan on having a family. A career in law would be more practical. There are many more job opportunities. When it comes time to select a college I strongly suggest a double major which will give you the advantage of having a speciality to fall back on in the event your first choice does not work out. I don't think you should completely abandon your passion. If a double major is not possible consider one as a minor or possibly a volunteer opportunity.

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What's the difference between a major and a minor?
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It's more work to declare a minor in addition to your major. In addition to taking your general education classes you also need to take the classes required for your major and minor. It does give you something to fall back on and looks good to potential employers. It is a good idea to double major or have a minor if you are unsure of your career path because if you do decide to change jobs and need an advanced degree you will have most of the classes in already and only have to finish a couple to complete it as a major and get the degree.
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Do what you feel is right and what your heart tells you. I'm kind of in the same boat. I can't decide if I should go to college to be an art teacher or an English teacher, but I might be able to do both. Good luck and I hope you are happy with whatever decision you make. Make the best of it! <3

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Do want you like,you are the one doing it.

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Sometimes our love of something becomes lessened when we have to do it for a living. Talk to anyone who had a hobby and turned that into their profession. With that in mind, I'd say go to school and become an attorney and continue riding and working with horses as enjoyment.

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