Tuesday, May 31, 2011

By the Numbers: What's Your Major Worth?

At the risk of incurring the wrath of humanities types who are loath to put a dollar sign on the "pricelessness" of what they/we offer, here is a great report on which majors pay how much:

http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth/

Mostly common sense: engineering majors make more than any other group. Wide variance within the Humanities, with History at the top (yeah!) with $57,000 and Theology/Religious Vocations at the bottom. The latter, of course, "store up their treasure in heaven." If you exclude the heaven-rich category, Intercultural or International Studies is the lowest paid degree.

Just as my college kicks off a Global Studies focus. I knew it would be a hard sell, up there with "I spent four years learning how to 'sustain' the Earth!"

2 comments:

Dave Johnson said...

Actually, we humanities types prefer to use "loathe" as the verb form, though we are loath to pride ourselves on such pedantry. It just doesn't pay.

i-History said...

Dave,

Actually, I did mean the adjective not the verb and so reworded it to "loath" (proper form). http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000238.htm

See change.