Family & Lifestyle

Overconfidence and Career Choice

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Nov 28, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 29:36

Jonathan Schulz, Ph.D., is a research fellow in experimental economics at Harvard studying cross-cultural differences in human behavior. As a child, you may have known exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up. Options ranged from firefighter to doctor to an artist. Then you hit college and real life settles in. You eventually choose a career, but how confident were you in your career choice? With statistics indicating that only 27% of college graduates get a job related to their major, it’s easy to be uncertain. Dr. Schulz conducted a study looking at over-confidence in career choice.