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Earlier this week, we talked about the value of a “high end” college degree. Today, I wanted to follow that up by highlighting this list of the five lowest paying college majors…
Lowest paying college majors
- Social work
- Special education
- Elementary education
- Home economics
- Music and dance
Rounding out the top (bottom?) ten are: drama, leisure studies, philosophy, art, and audiology. I’ve gotta say, the contents of this list aren’t all that surprising.
Something to keep in mind here is that there’s more to life than money. If you’re passionate about something on this list, then by all means you should pursue it. Just be aware of what you’re getting yourself into, and set your expectations accordingly. If you seem destined for a low-paying vocation, you might want to re-think that high cost education.
Another important point is that lists of this sort are based on overall averages, so nothing is set in stone. Some people will end up making a lot of money regardless of their major, and others… Well, not so much.
Source: “College Majors Handbook“
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