Skip to comments.Jobs for Humanities Majors?
Posted on 04/29/2014 7:12:44 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
As commencement approaches, this years graduating seniors can look forward to pep talks about how employable humanities majors are.
Upon graduating from college, those who majored in the humanities and social science made, on average, $26,271 in 2010 and 2011, slightly more than those in science and mathematics but less than those in engineering and in professional and pre-professional fields, Vartan Gregorian writes in the Carnegie Reporter. However, by their peak earning age of 56 to 60, these individuals earned $66,185, putting them about $2,000 ahead of professional and pre-professional majors in the same age bracket.
Further, employers want to hire men and women who have the ability to think and act based on deep, wide-ranging knowledge. For example, the report [from the Association of American Colleges and Universities] finds that 93 percent of employers agree that candidates demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major, and 55 percent said that what they wanted from potential employees was both field-specific knowledge and skills and a broad range of knowledge and skills. Even more evidence of hiring managers interest in richly educated individuals is the finding that four out of five employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.
The Carnegie Reporter is published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Gregorian is president of the corporation.
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Yes, there are! All you need do is to learn how to say, “Do you want fries with that?”
What a waste of some parents hard earned $$$
If you prefer not to have to talk there is an array of toilet cleaning supplies that make that job easier too.
The WSJ had a piece on graduates in petroleum emgineering STARTING at $97k.
There are PHD graduates washing dishes in Boulder.
Actually, when kids studied the classics, history, and languages, it was pretty good preparation for life in general. They learned about their country and about Western Civilization.
Now, unfortunately, they learn nothing—except the latest ideological twists, and how white folks are inferior to everyone else, and how the West was guilty of mistreating everyone else—especially American Indians, Africans, Mexicans, and Muslims, ever since the Crusades.
That is, they learn nothing, except how to prostrate themselves to the Democrat Machine and its Republican buddies. And make do without jobs.
And you mean what by that?
48 weeks worked a year x 5 days/wk x 8 hrs/day gives an hourly rate of $13.68.
Good luck with that, on supporting a family and paying back tens of thousands of $$ in student loans.
Five guys....damn good burgers.... a noble profession in my opinion!
I’d rather have them flipping burgers than becoming “Community Organizers” and building careers feeding at the public trough.
Must be a government kitchen 3 people to cook the burger and 3 to watch!!
Very true. But it seems “community organizing” has an infinitely better future that flipping burgers. Where else could your grifting, MTV Cribs wife spend 8 years visiting every exotic vacation spot on this planet?
The issue isn’t the ‘value of the degree’, but the quality of the employee.
Smart liberal arts majors prove themselves and win out over time. Pre-professional majors have seldom been the cream of the student crop, so it’s probably good for them that they augment their natural talents with pre-professional training.
Engineers and other STEM majors also get a boost from their training, but their real value is that they tend to be fairly bright or better.
Smarts and personal character make the most difference in professional success.
“Five guys....damn good burgers.... “
Great food. But I refuse to pay $10 for a burger, fries and a drink.
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