[Vision2020] WSJ: From College Major to Career

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Tue Nov 8 16:46:09 PST 2011

UI offers a masters degree in general studies.

Question:  Huh?

In what field would uh a degree prove beneficial?

Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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On Nov 8, 2011, at 4:38 PM, Kenneth Marcy <kmmos1 at frontier.com> wrote:

> From College Major to Career
> Choosing the right college major can make a big difference in students' career 
> prospects, in terms of employment and pay. Here’s a look at how various 
> college majors fare in the job market, based on 2010 Census data. Some popular 
> majors, such as nursing and finance, do particularly well, with unemployment 
> under 5% and high salaries during the course of their careers. 
> http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/NILF1111/#term= 
> Note: Be sure to notice that you can sort on the column headings, such as 
> popularity or 25% earnings. Also, you can search for particular careers. For 
> example, eng brings up Engineering and English, with sorting then available.
> You might notice, and it's no surprise, that for those majors with 25% 
> earnings at $50,000 or above, there is a strong mathematical and statistical 
> base applied to some science or technological specialization. As one looks 
> rightward into the median and 75% earnings columns, one sees much higher 
> future earnings rates. Extended over several years, the higher initial levels, 
> and their stronger growth rates, are the indicators of better monetary 
> success, not only in engineering, but in other majors as well.
> So, a key counseling takeaway appears to be that reading and writing are 
> important, but so is arithmetic, too.
> Ken
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