This is the only book that provides information on the actual jobs and earnings of college graduates in 50 majors! Based on an updated U.S. Census Bureau study of 170,000 college graduates, this handbook offers accurate and helpful information for making decisions on a college major or what to do with a degree you have already earned.
Readers will discover which majors are the best investment, the job and salary prospects for specific majors, the employment growth rates through 2018 for particular majors, what each majors graduates do on the job, how many of a major s graduates go on to additional education, and much more.
Now in its third edition, this best-selling title includes completely updated data, tables, and content. New information and tables cover how closely related graduates jobs are to their major; reasons why graduates work in jobs not related to their major; the percentages of graduates in each major working in small, medium, and large organizations; the percentage of graduates in each major working in new businesses; and graduates levels of job satisfaction when compared to graduates of other majors. Other updated chapters discuss the important steps to take before college to ensure future career success, the earnings premium related to a college education, the misinformation that exists about college costs, and the mistaken belief that the sticker price of college is the final price.