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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.

We’ve also asked our @Cappex Twitter followers to chime in! Here’s what people are saying on Twitter:

Which College Degrees Will Get You A College Graduate Job?

Categories: Majors & Minors

Times are tough and getting a job is even tougher.

Does having a college degree give you a better chance of getting a job?

Yes.

But, according to Course Hero’s recent blog post, graduates with certain majors are more likely to land a job than others.  You can see from Course Hero how folks with undergraduate degrees are less exposed to unemployment here:

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So, now you ask, “What should I major in so that I can get a job after college?”

We’re not going to tell you what you should do.  After all, you should follow a path that interests you, but, if any of these careers fits your interest, you’re in luck.  These careers are going through a growth spurt like a 13-year-old boy:

Registered nurses

Accountants and auditors

Post-secondary teachers

Elementary teachers

Computer software engineers

Network systems and data communications analysts

Dental hygienists

Medical scientists

Physicians assistants

Veterinary technologists and technicians

Veterinarians

Skin care specialists

Biomedical engineers

Financial examiners

Biochemists and biophysicists

Athletic trainers

If studying to become a registered nurse, accountant or one of these other jobs means less a chance for unemployment, would you do it?

And if you need some advice on choosing your career, check out some of Cappex’s words of wisdom on the subject here!