College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment (Updated: The Ph.D Bust: America's Awful Market for Young Scientists)

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    Feb 17, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    http://salary.com/8-college-degrees-with-the-worst-return-on-investment/

    tl/dr:

    8. Sociology
    7. Fine Arts
    6. Education
    5. Religious Studies/Theology
    4. Hospitality/Tourism
    3. Nutrition
    2. Psychology
    1. Communication
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 17, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://salary.com/8-college-degrees-with-the-worst-return-on-investment/

    tl/dr:

    8. Sociology
    7. Fine Arts
    6. Education
    5. Religious Studies/Theology
    4. Hospitality/Tourism
    3. Nutrition
    2. Psychology
    1. Communication
    Here is another professional field to avoid, urban planning. A degree in urban and regional planning is a definite ticket to unemployment or underemployment. Plus it is a piss poor paying profession.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:12 PM GMT
    I doubt big bucks are uppermost in the mind of someone who decides to take a theology degree or a fine arts degree.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Feb 18, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    riddler78 saidhttp://salary.com/8-college-degrees-with-the-worst-return-on-investment/

    tl/dr:

    8. Sociology
    7. Fine Arts
    6. Education
    5. Religious Studies/Theology
    4. Hospitality/Tourism
    3. Nutrition
    2. Psychology
    1. Communication
    Here is another professional field to avoid, urban planning. A degree in urban and regional planning is a definite ticket to unemployment or underemployment. Plus it is a piss poor paying profession.


    And thats why Buffalo is such a shitehole
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    These change week after week.

    But keep in mind:




    Fortunately my anthropology degree hasn't seem to have done much damage to my life so far.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    I'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidI'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.


    +1
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    When I signed up to be a teacher I knew what I was getting myself into. I don't teach for the money. I teach not only because I love my students, but also because I am utilizing my own agency in order to create future agents that will go on to change our world.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    The first line of the musical 'Avenue Q' is "what do you do with a BA in English?". I watched it with my English graduate friend, she was not happy haha!
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    What he is trying to say is: everyone should be business majors or engineers and make a lot of money because that's all that matters.

    It really is all that matters to the OP.... So it would seem by his posting track record.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    You have to remember that a lot of people end up getting degrees in majors/fields they didn't necessarily pick as their first choice. Degree programs get overhauled or dropped all the time. I switched over to anthropology because my original major was cut after my first year. I had no choice but to scrounge around for a few backup majors.

    Plus you have to keep in mind that kids are often pressured by their parents to study certain fields. You'd be surprised how many young people give in to please their parents when they really want to do something else.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    JoeSchmoe saidWhen I signed up to be a teacher I knew what I was getting myself into. I don't teach for the money. I teach not only because I love my students, but also because I am utilizing my own agency in order to create future agents that will go on to change our world.


    Buddy, you are sexy as hell!!!

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    Feb 18, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    TigerTim saidI'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.


    +1

    Why are folks so uppity? All the OP did was include a link and quote from an article written by someone else.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    My degree is # 1!!!icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
    smudgetool said
    FitGwynedd said
    TigerTim saidI'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.


    +1

    Why are folks so uppity? All the OP did was include a link and quote from an article written by someone else.


    It's a very aggressive statement to claim that a collection of fields offer a poor "return on investment". It assumes a great deal about how things are to be valued and certainly society could not do without any of the fields identified as a poor choice.

    As others have noted, the OP would have us all be business majors. While business is important, and a commendable major to study, I do not think I would care for a society where everyone had an MBA---would you?
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    TigerTim said
    smudgetool said
    FitGwynedd said
    TigerTim saidI'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.


    +1

    Why are folks so uppity? All the OP did was include a link and quote from an article written by someone else.


    It's a very aggressive statement to claim that a collection of fields offer a poor "return on investment". It assumes a great deal about how things are to be valued and certainly society could not do without any of the fields identified as a poor choice.

    As others have noted, the OP would have us all be business majors. While business is important, and a commendable major to study, I do not think I would care for a society where everyone had an MBA---would you?


    MBA holders are the number 1 problem with society

    pyramidofcapitalism.jpg
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidThe first line of the musical 'Avenue Q' is "what do you do with a BA in English?". I watched it with my English graduate friend, she was not happy haha!


    I have an English degree. I was an editor! So there!

    Yeah, but I'm not anymore. I work for the gubbment.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    smudgetool said
    FitGwynedd said
    TigerTim saidI'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.


    +1

    Why are folks so uppity? All the OP did was include a link and quote from an article written by someone else.

    You don't know the OP's history of belittling anything even slightly artistic, sentimental, liberal, or creative. He posted this article just to slam people for their career choices and how they will not be as successful as him (if he even is successful).
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    blueandgold said
    bus9ja2d saidThe first line of the musical 'Avenue Q' is "what do you do with a BA in English?". I watched it with my English graduate friend, she was not happy haha!


    I have an English degree. I was an editor! So there!

    Yeah, but I'm not anymore. I work for the gubbment.


    Most of my friends who did English wanted to go into journalism but they got sick of having to work for free even after doing postgrad degrees.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    smudgetool said
    FitGwynedd said
    TigerTim saidI'd like to see the OPs credentials before he starts pissing on other people's education.


    +1

    Why are folks so uppity? All the OP did was include a link and quote from an article written by someone else.

    You don't know the OP's history of belittling anything even slightly artistic, sentimental, liberal, or creative. He posted this article just to slam people for their career choices and how they will not be as successful as him (if he even is successful).


    +111111111111111
  • Dxyankee

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    Feb 18, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    Return on investment is relative. If you like what you do, the "return" is you are happy.

    Focusing on cash in any job does not always make the return worth it.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    Gender Studies


    I went out with a guy with this as his major. Gender studies people are like vegans. How do you know he's a vegan? He'll fucking tell you.

    Anyway, he seemed to be under the impression that his major is important in the world.
  • Zinc

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    Feb 18, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidWhat he is trying to say is: everyone should be business majors or engineers and make a lot of money because that's all that matters.

    It really is all that matters to the OP.... So it would seem by his posting track record.


    It matters if you have to finance your edu with loans . . .
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    You could also major in:

    NURSING

    PUBLIC HEALTH

    A YOUTUBE CHANNEL

    and make a lot of money.
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    Zinc said
    TheBizMan saidWhat he is trying to say is: everyone should be business majors or engineers and make a lot of money because that's all that matters.

    It really is all that matters to the OP.... So it would seem by his posting track record.


    It matters if you have to finance your edu with loans . . .

    Nobody is denying that.