It’s pretty disheartening to see both my major (history) and minor (archaeology) on this list. I’m not worried about the earnings, I already knew that both of the professions don’t yield much money, but the unemployment is looks like what I feared it would. Yeah, there’s nothing like going through the college system having the life sucked out of you by years and years of extraneous courses, but then you have to contend with a report telling you your major is “useless”. Apparently this article is based on scientific data, I’d like to see it’s sources. One thing that this article doesn’t seem to take into account is that, you can get jobs with these fields that are related to the field, but maybe not directly in the field. I think perhaps the importance of a major is over analyzed anyway. We know that, in many cases, that a associates degree or more will help you get work, and work you should be able to survive on. Pick something you are interested in for your major, it’s the only way to make it through the institution of higher education. As far as the root cause of this bullshit I guess we can only give the finger, (with gusto) to the priorities of our current society and hope it changes for our children.
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