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Which College Majors Lead to Highest Employment/Unemployment?

Let's face it: post college life is terrifying.  For those of you still in school, cherish the fuck out of that time because once it's over, you're filled with regret.  That party you skipped, that text you never answered; every little minute detail comes flooding back once you've graduated and moved on.  Besides missing out on the social aspect, one frightening facet of life after college is finding a job.

Everyone knows that job market has gone to shit.  A four year degree simply doesn't carry as much weight as it used to, although that depends on what you major in.  Nowadays, companies are more interested in business and management degrees than communications and arts.  But how can you younglings know what to pick as your path in education?  Simple: this little infographic.  MindFlash has gathered together some in depth analysis of college majors and their correlation to today's job market.

What's good fine arts?  How's it hanging psychology?  Bet that history major paid off big time.  But seriously, don't take my snide comments to heart: I'm an English major.  I can't count how many times people would be like "oh you study English?  You're fucked," and I would just smile and plot their imminent demise by my hand.  Engineering or something in sciences would have been a better choice, but bitch I ain't no nerd.

College is really what you make of it.  If you put in the effort to get the most potential out of your major, you will succeed.  If you sit back and coast through, you're in for a rude awakening after graduation.  The best advice I can give is to make sure you leave time on the weekends for some fun.  If you don't cut loose every once in a while, you'll go nuts.  I've always believed that happiness and enjoying oneself is far better than sacrificing the social experience of college.  Find that perfect balance, and everything will be aces.

COMMENTS (2)

I agree wholeheartedly. I can't tell you how many non-English major friends I've helped edit/proofread papers and just been like "dafuq did I just read?" People have strengths and sadly, some companies only look at the degree and not the person behind it.

i think there is something to be said for the fact that people who choose engineering or other "harder" majors are not necessarily smarter than those of us in the social sciences- they might not succeed in our fields just as we might not succeed in theirs. everyone has their strengths and i think there should be more equality there.

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