Though this is no shocker to us (the job market is increasingly favoring STEM majors), it is quite telling that readers of the WSJ, which likely include many economics and business majors, are now regretting not taking that intro to computer science (CS) and basic engineering class. According to the article, "turns out, there's a lot of interest in engineering and computer science." In these unstable economic times, job security is hard to come by. Yet, there will always be a need for professionals in sciences/tech/engineering and health as they have highly specialized skills that remain in high demand. A WSJ reader raved about the value of pursuing health careers. She states, "I have now gone back to college at the age of 55 and am enrolled in a health information technology program. Coding and medical records positions are about to increase tenfold…"
So whether you're a sophomore getting ready to declare your major, or a senior looking for valuable electives, definitely consider adding a few science, tech, or math classes to your schedule. I know that basic CS course I took my senior year was worth every minute!