Saturday, August 14, 2010

Worst Paying College Degrees: You Can Probably See Where This Is Going...

Yahoo recently ran an article listing the Top 20 Worst Paying College Degrees. Here's the list below:

Worst-Paying College Degrees in 2010
College Degree Starting PayMid-Career Pay
1. Child and Family Studies$29,500$38,400
2. Elementary Education$31,600$44,400
3. Social Work$31,800 $44,900
4. Athletic Training $32,800 $45,700
5. Culinary Arts $35,900 $50,600
6. Horticulture $35,000 $50,800
7. Paralegal Studies/Law $35,100 $51,300
8. Theology $34,700 $51,300
9. Recreation & Leisure $33,300 $53,200
10. Special Education $36,000 $53,800
11. Dietetics $40,400 $54,200
12. Religious Studies $34,700 $54,400
13. Art $33,500 $54,800
14. Education $35,100 $54,900
15. Interdisciplinary Studies $35,600 $55,700
16. Interior Design $34,400 $56,600
17. Nutrition $42,200 $56,700
18. Graphic Design $35,400 $56,800
19. Music $36,700 $57,000
20. Art History $39,400 $57,100

Coming in at #18 is Graphic Design. Hey, that's me! My degree made the list! Hooray! Oh, wait...

This graph would have come in handy back when I was actually in college. Of course back then things may have been different, but somehow I doubt it.

I'm going to have to dispute their "mid-career pay" of $56,800, because I'm sure not seeing any amount like that. I guess I must not have reached my mid-career yet.

1 comment:

  1. I have read other mid-level annual salaries being around $41,000 for Graphic Design. I believe this is more like it. I would also say, that when you consider the investment of education AND required overhead, the need for freelance skills, interning (no pay) and staying curent with your hip self and Apple,it is closer to that lower number on the list. I would also like to know the statistics on outstanding debt for Graphic Design graduates.

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