Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Majors With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

If you don't want to put yourself into the position where the only way out of your bad decisions is to participate in an Occupy (insert city here) protest and whine for others to bail you out, you might consider one of these majors:
Majors and their unemployment rate:

1. Actuarial Science—0 percent

2. Astronomy and Astrophysics—0 percent

3. Educational Administration and Supervision—0 percent

4. Geological and Geophysical Engineering—0 percent

5. Pharmacology—0 percent

6. School Student Counseling—0 percent

7. Agricultural Economics—1.3 percent

8. Medical Technologies Technicians—1.4 percent

9.Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology—1.6 percent

10. Environmental Engineering, Nursing, and Nuclear Industrial Radiology and Biological Technologies—2.2 percent

Notice there's no Aggrieved Victim Studies, Film History, Anthropology, Psychology, Puppetry, or Medieval Literature majors on that list. And I admit that #3 is a bit disappointing.

4 comments:

mazenko said...

Notice, there are a lot of government jobs on that list.

Steve USMA '85 said...

Could the reason for #3 be that people that go to school for Educational Administration and Supervision are teachers who want to move up the food chain? They could be currently employed by the school system and getting the degree to qualify for the promotion. Thus, they are already employed skewing the study. I note I didn't see in the study where they would have picked up on this possible effect.

Darren said...

And the ones on my "bad" list mostly *aren't* government jobs, so what's your point?

The ones on the good list, excepting the education jobs, don't *have* to be government jobs. That government as well as industry hires them isn't a negative.

Left Coast Ref said...

The only "Government" jobs on the list are #3 & 6. As a whole, majoring in those other fields does not mean you MUST work for the government.

What I do notice is that almost all of them require a committment to work hard in college.