Many schools are having their commencement and graduation ceremonies for students who successfully finished their secondary education and move on to the college level. There are many college graduates who are hoping to practice what they learned in university and become a doctor, nurse, or teacher.

People who want to pursue a successful career needs to have a college degree because finding a good job nowadays is really difficult especially when the cost of college education has gone up. By taking this into proper perspective, choosing the right college course is crucial. Take a nursing or any engineering courses if you think it is the right one for you and not because your parents want you to be a nurse or engineer. Finishing your education will give you the best chances of landing a stable and high-paying job. Whether finishing college or taking up a second college degree, here are the top ten college courses for incoming freshmen:

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
This is not a surprise since there are many colleges and universities that have added BSN into the curriculum to meet the demand for skilled and talented nurses. Nursing schools were even set up just to meet the growing influx of people who want to take up nursing for career change. It is quite obvious that a BSN college degree is a ticket abroad for some people. The sad thing about the growing number of nursing students in the country is that some of them don’t have a passion for the profession.

2. Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM)
Have you ever noticed the growing number of Koreans and other foreigners in our country? There is a tourism boom and when there is an influx of foreign visitors, there is a greater reason to build more hotels and other hospitality establishments. In fact, the Tourism Department has stepped up their campaign to lure more tourists in our country. More people are taking up BSHRM and other culinary arts in the hopes in working in a five-star hotel in Dubai or working for luxury cruise ships in the Caribbean.

3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
The growth of the IT industry has increased the demands for computer technicians and computer programmers to work on various projects from website development to software programming. Foreign investments also brought in call centers and other business process outsourcing (BPO) firms. Many skilled computer programmers try their luck in Singapore and Dubai.

4. Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Criminology)
Want to become the policeman that you always dream of? Then take Criminology courses because the government has raised the basic salary of the police force. The fact is that a policeman is better paid than a public school teacher but you have to understand that your life is always on the line when your job is to catch criminals.

5. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
If you love the Internet alot then there is a good college course for you - Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. This is where you study how IT works and in this case, you will learn the technologies that make the Internet work and not just what you do on Facebook or Youtube. It's a no brainer, the expansion of the IT sector has brought in more companies that set up call centers, online publishing, and web design firms. Some students, who are undecided on which college degree they want to take up, usually pick BSIT before moving on to their actual choice.

6. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)
Big companies and small businesses alike deal with money all the time and with that comes the need for accountants. Aside from that, people take up BSA to supplement their existing commerce and business degrees. It would be an achievement for some people if they become a certified public accountant (CPA) and completing their college education.

7. Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM)
Want to become a business manager or run your own business? Take up business management college courses to prepare you for that.

8. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd)
As more and more children are going to public schools, there is now an increasing demand for elementary school teachers. Becoming a teacher can also be a ticket to go abroad and even immigrate to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

9. Bachelor of Science in English Education (BSEd-English)
Educational tourism has enabled the growth of English language schools that cater to foreigners, mostly Koreans, who want to learn the English language here in the Philippines.

10. Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSME)
There is a growing need for skilled Filipino seamen overseas because they help man luxury cruise liners and huge oil tankers from the Persian Gulf to the North Sea.