Medical Physician is the Most Popular College Major Choice Among Davenport Area High School Seniors According to My College Options

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (06/29/2011)(readMedia)-- Students in the Class of 2011 in the Davenport area are most interested in pursuing a college major or career in Medical Physician. This finding was released today by My College Options, the nation's largest college planning program.

Across 58 high schools in the Davenport area, 10.2% of students say they are interested in Medical Physician. Around 2,920 area students participated in the My College Options college planning program, reporting their future interests for colleges and careers.

Ryan Munce, Vice President of My College Options, commented, "The most important part of the transition from high school to college is connecting a college education with their future hopes and dreams. While students are in high school, they need to understand that their college educations will help them accomplish what they want to with their lives."

Although college majors and career interests may change over time, these findings give us a glimpse of what the future workforce may look like in Davenport and across the nation.

The top five college majors/career interests for Davenport area seniors are:

1. Medical Physician – 10.2%

2. Nursing/Health Care – 8.5%

3. Music – 8%

4. Teaching/Education – 7.5%

5. Psychology/Psychiatry – 7.1%

About My College Options®, the nation's largest college planning program, is operated by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions™. For almost 40 years, this non-profit education research organization based in Lee's Summit, MO has served as the primary link between high school students and colleges, universities, and the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit