Many students come into college worried about earning potential. It's our job as advisers to ask the deeper questions. We need to find the why. The world would be a much happier place if everyone pursued their passions and followed their hearts rather then letting money and others decide their path.
Matthew (NIV) - "So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." You are worth more than all the gold in the world! You are worth the life of God himself! So, don't leave other humans establish your worth, agree with God and be free!