Monday, November 7, 2011

Choose Your Course Wisely

Said the head of a fine university:
"My friends, it's a time of adversity.
You must learn a career
That the money spent here
Will be more of a blessing than curse," said he.

Whether occupying Wall Street or just their old room at home, today's college graduates are beset by record un- and underemployment, as well as overindebtedness. For those anxious undergraduates trying to set the best course in difficult waters, the Census Department has provided a compass of sorts. Its 2010 employment survey (via the Wall Street Journal) breaks down the jobless rates and salary ranges by 173 different majors. Among the hardest hit? Psychology majors; while those who studied pharmacology do quite well providing their anxiety medication.

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