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%). 

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