Best & Worst College Majors for Scoring That Dream Job

There are just a few fields that boast 0% unemployment

   

Best & Worst College Majors for Scoring That Dream Job

The employment outlook for college grads has been a tad brighter these days. But there’s no such thing as equal-job-opportunity between majors.

Edwin Koc, who heads research at the National Association of Colleges and Employers, recently told Bloomberg that graduates “with certain skill sets are doing quite well.” However, Koc said many graduates are struggling to find jobs. Those who seem to have the toughest time on the job market are people with degrees in the following:

  • Liberal Arts: (Traditionally includes Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, among others)
  • Humanities: (Traditionally includes Art History, History, Foreign Languages, Women’s Studies, among others)
  • Education: (Traditionally includes Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, among others)

One the other side of the fence, there are some majors — mostly small and highly-skilled fields — that lead to major job opportunities. Here’s four degrees that have a “practically nonexistent unemployment rate,” according to CNN Money.

  • Geophysics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Astrophysics
  • Pharmacology

You can get more information on this subject by reading Bloomberg’s full report and by viewing CNN Money’s gallery of 0% unemployment.


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