Seriously, If You Pick The Wrong Major Then Prepare To Be Unemployed



Today’s college grads have it tough. The unemployment rate for students with a new bachelor’s degree is 8.9% — which is pretty on-par with the rest of the nation.Those with a GED have it even tougher, with an unemployment rate of 22.9%.

Georgetown University’s centre on Education and the Workforce released a study today that reveals the unemployment rates and salaries for nearly every type of college major — and includes these numbers for recent grads, those with experience, and those with a graduate degree (via Washington Post).

The unemployment rate for architecture majors is the highest at 13.9%, followed by arts majors (11.1%) and humanities and liberal arts majors (9.4%).

The unemployment rate for architecture majors is the highest at 13.9%

This chart shows just how much worse it is for architecture majors

If you want financial security, your best bet is to go into engineering

Film majors also have a high unemployment rate at 12.9%

Those who study family and consumer sciences within the journalism field have the lowest starting salaries

Those who choose elementary education won't get paid that well, but they have a better chance at landing a job

But if you go with engineering, it doesn't really matter what your focus is — you'll make a good salary regardless

Philosophy and religion majors have a bleak unemployment outlook

History majors don't fare much better

Recent economics grads face an unemployment rate of 9.4%

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