Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Best majors for employment
Have a son or daughter in college, or soon to enter? Then you might want to look at a Georgetown University study (see WP for a summary and here for the study) that shows how unemployment rates vary by college majors. Recent graduates in health and education had the lowest unemployment rates (5.4%); majors in agriculture and natural resources, business, engineering, psychology and social work, and science also did relatively well (all between 7 and 8%). Majors to avoid if you are worried about joblessness: architecture (13.9%) and the arts (11.1%); humanities and social sciences also have higher than average unemployment rates (9%).