Generation Jobless: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay

At Resume Solutions, we  meet a lot of students who are very very successful in their chosen majors, with many of them choosing competitive, demanding programs. However, we have meet many who chose a major just to get by and graduate, others chose majors based on what they like to do, not based on earning potential.

Time will tell if the poor job market persuaded more students to push into disciplines such as engineering and science. Although the number of college graduates increased about 29% between 2001 and 2009, the number graduating with engineering degrees only increased 19%, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The number with computer and information-sciences degrees decreased 14%. Since students typically set their majors during their sophomore year, the first class that chose their major in the midst of the recession graduated this year. Read more here 

 

 

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