Whenever a new one of those studies about the lowest-paying college majors comes out, I always instinctively scan the list for my own majors (English Lit and Gender Studies – a lovely melange of “you will never have a job when you grow up”). Surprisingly, neither one is on this Yahoo! list of the worst things to major in this year. There are some of the usual suspects like art history and religious studies, but there are some more ‘practical’ degrees on this list, including education, nutrition, culinary arts, and graphic design. What gives? Maybe some of these jobs – shoutout to all my teacher and social worker friends – are just naturally low-paying anyway.
Here’s the full list. Is your own area of study on there, or are you somebody who was smart enough to major in economics and could totally buy and sell me?