When English Majors Earn More Than Engineers

by Derek Loosvelt | November 07, 2017
Re-posted from Vault

It’s commonly thought that if you major in a so-called STEM area (science, technology, engineering, math), then you’re nearly assured of landing gainful employment upon graduation. And that if you do very well in one these majors, and go to a highly prestigious school, then you’re more or less assured of receiving gainful employment with a very prestigious employer, perhaps even with one of the “Frightful Five” (Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook; “frightful” because they’re now “collectively more powerful than many governments”).

Likewise, it’s commonly thought that if you major in some “useless” area of study like English, history, or philosophy, then you’re all but assured of landing in your parent’s basement upon graduation, and that this holds even if you receive a diploma from a school with ivy eating away at its walls.

However, if you look at the numbers, these are nothing but misconceptions… READ MORE

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