Architecture Majors Can't Find Jobs
Liberal arts grads aren't faring much better
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2012 5:28 PM CST
Majors matter: Liberal arts majors struggling, while those in the health field are faring better.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Students majoring in the liberal arts or architecture may want to rethink their degree choices in light of the job market. Recent college grads armed with those academic credentials experienced higher rates of unemployment, a new study out of Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce shows. From the Washington Post:

  • Worst degrees/jobless rates: Architecture (13.9%), the arts (11.1%), and the humanities (9.4%)
  • Best: Health (5.4%), education (5.4%), and agriculture and natural resources (7%)

“People keep telling kids to study what they love—but some loves are worth more than others,” says one of the study’s authors. The researchers assert that college is still a good investment, however, as the unemployment rate for a recent high school grad was 22.9%.
 

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