Once again: the job prospects for students majoring in the humanities are quite rosy

Read the full article here, occasioned by the frequent assertions made by public figures that majoring in the humanities somehow leads to chronic unemployment. An excerpt:

The report shows that humanities and social science graduates earn only slightly less than their peers with degrees in professional fields upon graduation from college, and by mid-career the earnings of humanities and social science graduates surpass those of graduates with professional degrees. Humanities majors are also more likely to go on to earn graduate degrees, a move which takes their median annual salary up to $71,000. All told, it’s hard to see a degree in the humanities as a bad investment.

(h/t USU History department)

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