PLEACE.id – Check your educational background again with the job you are currently in. Congruent or contradictory? Most probably definitely the opposite.
A bachelor’s degree nowadays seems like an obligation that must be obtained, but in the end you work anywhere that can accept you.
In a survey conducted by ZipRecruiter of 1,500 university graduates who were looking for work, data found that there was a choice of college majors that students regret the most.
At least 44 percent of all job seekers with a bachelor’s degree regret their field of study.
What college major do people regret the most?
In the first position there is a journalism major (87 percent). In the next position is occupied by Sociology 72 percent, liberal arts 72 percent, in the lower positions there are communications (64 percent), education (61 percent), marketing management and research (60 percent).
In the next position there are medical or clinical assisting 58 percent, political science and government 56 percent, biology 52 percent, and English literature 52 percent.
Graduates who regret their major say, if they could go back, they would now choose computer science or business administration.
While students may be drawn to the field while they’re in school for reasons beyond pay and job security, “when we graduate, reality hits,” said Sinem Buber, ZipRecruiter’s principal economist.
However, earning a degree is almost always worthwhile, according to “The College Payoff,” a report from Georgetown University’s Center for Education and Employment.
A scholar will definitely get a higher standard of salary than a high school graduate. In other words, the higher the level of education, the greater the salary earned.
However, when broken down by field of study, the differences are striking. Students pursuing specialized majors in science, technology, engineering, and math – collectively known as STEM disciplines – are projected to earn the most overall.
According to the Georgetown Center, besides STEM, health and business majors are among the highest-paid, leading to a higher average annual wage at entry level and significantly greater over the course of a career compared to liberal arts and humanities majors.