I'm having difficulty picking a 4 year University to transfer two and picking between two majors I am both interested in.
I am currently at a City University in NY and was looking into becoming a psychiatrist but I have been taking sign language courses and I am loving to learn about the deaf community and becoming involved in it and decided I may want to study audiology but now Im second guessing my decisions
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You can get a B.A. in deaf translation. Or you can get a masters in Audiology. The major for audiology at most schools is Communication Science Disorders. You learn about speech pathology and audiology.
I wouldn't be overly concerned with picking between one or the other. Both will require either work experience or an advanced degree in the field. Im sure both major share a lot of science and math classes in common. The more important thing is to get good grades, try interning and so forth. This will set you up for good employers in the field. Most professions are less concerned with the major and more concerned with work ethic, work experience in the field and well rounded education.
If you are able to find a university that offers both majors, you could minor in one of them or use some of your electives for your other interests. Do some searching of both majors and what types of careers you can expect from those majors.
As a high school student and freshman in college, I always stated that I would never change my mind about my major and career path. Junior year of college, I did just that, and now as a senior, I still feel strongly about two graduate school programs. I strongly suggest that you volunteer in each field. Look at career options for both, and shadow the options that you see most fitting for yourself. Spending more time in each field will help you see where you envision yourself. Also, think about your strongest attributes and things that you enjoy most and try to see if they closely match one path more than the other.
Remember not to pressure yourself! Often times, there is more than one right choice. Perhaps you can incorporate each of these fields into your life even if you do not major in both of them.
Ask some of your friends what your strengths and weaknesses are... then see if it matches up with each profession. Looke for consistency... Then ask to shadow someone in each field.. then take a long vacation to figure out what you want.. (the harder you work at something, the more it will develop into your passion).
If you want to follow the sign language path, I would suggest finding out which location has the largest deaf community and volunteer your time there when you arent busy studying. Experience matters for employment (volunteer your time for free if you have to). Time, downtime, and experience will guide you down the right path. Sometimes we plan for life and life takes us elsewhere. if you have any more questions, feel free to ask.