What career should I choose?

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Hello, I am in college and confused on what to to choose as a career. Real Estate is my passion as I want to eventually fully convert to full time investing in rental properties one day. Until then I am confused on what career would help me the most in that field. I am considering becoming an appraiser. I want to find a career that would pay very well as it would help assist me in investing.

Thank you

@Nathan Lilly Difficult to answer without knowing your personality but Finance could be great! It’s also versatile if you choose a career outside of RE.

Hello,@Nathan Lilly .

Congrats on going to College. There are a myriad of things you can study, but make sure that what you study and eventually get your degree in (if you so choose), is marketable. If I were you, I would make triple~sure that you can make a great income (to dump into RE investing), in what you want to study and have as a career.

Don't get me wrong, I am sure that 15th Century History, getting a Degree in Bohemian Studies, and maybe Underwater Basketweaving are pretty awesome, but will it make you money? Can you make a solid annual income to support yourself & use for RE investing?  Those are the questions.  :)

Just my two bits.

Daniel F. Harb, ARRT,RT(R)

Currently majoring in finance with a concentration in real estate.

I am confident with the degree just not what it will lead to.

Stick to your finance degree or a business management degree and find job that will allow you to invest with additional income.   Anything with either degree will give you a w2  job that's should be worth falling back on if ever needed.

Stay with your current major and seek a job with a large REIT or multifamily provider upon graduation. You will get invaluable experience. The opportunities to invest will come. Try to get a position analyzing acquisitions.
You might also consider joining the National Apartment Assoc now. I think they have a student rate and you could start reading the trade journals now and attending trainings.

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