Friday College Town Hall

Categories: Majors & Minors

In Friday College Town Hall, we post a question about college, and you leave an answer in the comment field.

Today’s question:

The Wall Street Journal created an interactive online tool, using the 2010 Census data, that shows students’ career prospects in regards to their majors.

Certain college majors have higher unemployment rates than others:

Architecture – 10.6%
Linguistics & comparative literature – 8.5%
Commercial art & graphic designs – 8.1%
Drama & theater arts – 7.1%
Journalism – 7.0%
Computer engineering – 7.0%

And some are lower than most:

Medical technology technician – 1.4%
Nursing – 2.2%
Treatment therapy professions – 2.6%
Pharmacy – 3.2%
Elementary education – 3.6%
High school teacher –  3.8%
Finance – 4.5%
Physics – 4.5%

Do these numbers affect what you will be studying? Have you changed what you are studying in light of the economy or are you following your dreams?

Have a thought or an answer? Leave a reply below.

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Original Post Date: November 18th, 2011

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