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Career Ideas for Kids Interested in Earning a Degree

College degrees provide young people with the opportunities to pursue many exciting and enriching career paths. Here are a few great career ideas that are perfect for children who wish to earn degrees.


A Doctor of Medicine degree or another type of degree in the medical field will qualify someone to work as a doctor. In addition to earning the degree, further training will be required before a career in medicine can be started. Whether a young person wishes to eventually become a specialist or primary care physician, a medical degree can open the door to many career opportunities.

Forensic Science Technician

This career option is particularly ideal for someone who is interested in investigating crime scenes. These professionals also work in labs and help solve crimes by carefully analyzing evidence and performing certain tests that can uncover new clues. Students can find criminology courses online that will help them prepare for a career in this field. It’s always worth investigating something that you’re passionate about.


Many children dream of growing up and becoming a teacher, and this rewarding career is possible with the right degree. A bachelor’s degree in education will be required to work as a primary, secondary or high school teacher. Some aspiring teachers also choose to earn degrees in educational psychology. To become a college professor, it may also be necessary to earn a Ph.D. or master’s degree.


Anyone who is interested in helping the planet can enjoy a fulfilling career working as an environmentalist. These experts work to come up with solutions to common problems that affect the environment such as pollution, wildlife conservation and the effects of global warming. Environmentalists are also known to educate others on how to better the planet. One of the best ways to enter this field is to earn a degree in environmental science.


A degree in journalism will allow someone to pursue a career as a reporter, news broadcaster or a writer for a newspaper or magazine. Journalists are responsible for reporting on current events while making sure that all of the facts are accurate. Some journalists are employed by a news station or a local or nationally recognized newspaper while others choose to work on a freelance basis.

Children will be able to choose from a wide variety of career options when they earn the right degrees. These careers will allow children to pursue their passions while doing things to benefit society.

Tim Esterdahl

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