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%).
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
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