Does your college major affect your future unemployment prospects? As a political science major who’s now a journalist who doesn’t write about politics, I’ve always pooh-poohed the idea. But a new report from Georgetown finds that different college majors fare quite differently in the workforce after graduation.Some of their findings include:
- Experienced workers with an undergraduate degree in architecture earn an average of $65,000, compared with $44,000 for equivalent workers with an education degree
- On the other hand, recent architecture majors had a 12.8% unemployment rate, compared to just 5.7% for recent education majors.
- People who majored in the arts, and in law and public policy had unemployment rates above 9%, compared with math majors’ 5.9%.