Thursday, August 12, 2010

Something to Consider with your Sons

The 20 Worst-Paying College Degrees in 2010 [shown w/ starting then median salary]

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

[The highest-paying majors generally require] a lot of math classes.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution.  She also writes for TheCollegeSolutionBlog.

1 comment:

Jharlan said...

interdisciplinary studies!!!!
yeah - Math requires hard work and ends with a right or wrong answer -two thngs americans are growing to hate. Also, two things that don't appeal to one's feelings.

One comment though, the law undergrad salary is misleading (also theology) as those are not the terminal degree in that area. But still - many don't pursue education past undergrad so it is valid data.