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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Feeling Worthless? The 10 Majors Most Likely To Lead To Underemployment

When it comes to worthless majors, it is no secret that "liberal arts" are at the top of the heap. This is the conclusion of not just the real world: a recent survey of 68,000 workers bysalary information firm PayScale  confirmed as much when asking the humanities majors themselves, and where employees with degrees in fields like English, general studies, and graphic design were among the most likely to report feeling "underemployed" at their current jobs.

Also, that the list was topped of by Criminal Justice majors probably speaks more about the current captured state of US crony capitalism than anything else. But what is surprising is that graduates with more "practical" degrees in fields like business administration, ranking second in terms of pay dissatisfaction, also said their jobs didn't put their education, training or experience to work as much as they should. In other words, Wall Streeters thought they were underpaid. Actually did we say "surprising"... scratch that.



Anonymous said...

Seems like a degree in a field of study that teaches performance skills - Engineering, Law, Math - gets rewarded more by the marketplace than the "theory" studies like administration, general knowledge, and other areas that do not produce a defined set of marketable skills.

Refreshing the economy is now paying for performance rather than learning to espouse referencable facts. Might be hope yet.

Anonymous said...

History did not appear on either list unless I missed it.Maybe it's one of the good ones,but it shouldn't be because absolutely no one in power has learned from past mistakes.To me that is the single most important thing History teaches.Getting married and divorced 7 times by age 50 is a product of poor personal decision making.That person is hurting his or her self more than anyone else.Governing a country is as they say on the Eastern Shore a "whole nother" thing.