From College Major to Career

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From College Major to Career

Choosing the right college major can make a big difference in students' career prospects, in terms of employment and pay. Here’s a look at how various college majors fare in the job market, based on 2010 Census data. Some popular majors, such as nursing and finance, do particularly well, with unemployment under 5% and high salaries during the course of their careers.
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ACCOUNTING
5.4%
$41,000
$61,000
$94,000
3
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
0.0%
$52,000
$81,000
$116,000
150
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
6.1%
$36,000
$50,000
$74,000
41
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
3.6%
$60,000
$84,000
$111,000
105
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
1.3%
$30,000
$57,000
$99,000
122
AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
3.0%
$32,000
$48,000
$71,000
75
ANIMAL SCIENCES
5.7%
$26,000
$40,000
$60,000
67
ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHEOLOGY
6.9%
$30,000
$40,000
$60,000
55
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
4.1%
$52,000
$71,000
$100,000
131
ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
5.8%
$50,000
$71,000
$96,000
140
ARCHITECTURE
10.6%
$37,000
$60,000
$85,000
33
AREA ETHNIC AND CIVILIZATION STUDIES
5.7%
$34,000
$48,000
$76,000
66
ART AND MUSIC EDUCATION
4.2%
$32,000
$41,000
$51,000
48
ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM
6.9%
$33,000
$45,000
$71,000
81
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
0.0%
$56,000
$62,000
$101,000
170
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND METEOROLOGY
1.6%
$40,000
$68,000
$101,000
146
BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES
7.1%
$30,000
$48,000
$80,000
87
BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
6.8%
$39,000
$60,000
$94,000
126
BIOLOGY
5.6%
$35,000
$51,000
$76,000
14
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
5.9%
$45,000
$68,000
$101,000
137
BOTANY
6.9%
$26,000
$40,000
$55,000
147
BUSINESS ECONOMICS
5.0%
$44,000
$71,000
$101,000
80
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
6.0%
$38,000
$56,000
$85,000
1
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.8%
$60,000
$86,000
$117,000
49
CHEMISTRY
5.1%
$39,000
$59,000
$85,000
36
CIVIL ENGINEERING
4.9%
$55,000
$76,000
$101,000
32
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
19.5%
$25,000
$40,000
$61,000
168
COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND BIOPSYCHOLOGY
4.5%
$36,000
$43,000
$91,000
167
COMMERCIAL ART AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
8.1%
$31,000
$45,000
$69,000
21
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS SCIENCES AND SERVICES
3.3%
$32,000
$41,000
$50,000
98
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
6.7%
$33,000
$50,000
$73,000
89
COMMUNICATIONS
6.3%
$35,000
$50,000
$81,000
7
COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
4.1%
$31,000
$46,000
$70,000
110
COMPOSITION AND SPEECH
7.7%
$30,000
$40,000
$61,000
99
COMPUTER ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY
9.5%
$39,000
$52,000
$75,000
114
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
5.6%
$44,000
$62,000
$86,000
31
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
7.0%
$58,000
$81,000
$102,000
47
COMPUTER NETWORKING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
5.2%
$35,000
$53,000
$76,000
97
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DATA PROCESSING
6.2%
$39,000
$55,000
$84,000
121
COMPUTER SCIENCE
5.6%
$50,000
$77,000
$102,000
10
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
5.4%
$49,000
$65,000
$101,000
76
COSMETOLOGY SERVICES AND CULINARY ARTS
7.3%
$26,000
$41,000
$60,000
115
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
5.2%
$23,000
$34,000
$42,000
133
COURT REPORTING
4.9%
$36,000
$55,000
$81,000
151
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND FIRE PROTECTION
4.7%
$36,000
$50,000
$73,000
13
CRIMINOLOGY
5.2%
$35,000
$50,000
$71,000
92
DRAMA AND THEATER ARTS
7.1%
$28,000
$40,000
$60,000
45
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
4.1%
$28,000
$37,000
$45,000
50
ECOLOGY
5.2%
$31,000
$43,000
$60,000
109
ECONOMICS
6.3%
$42,000
$69,000
$108,000
16
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Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

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