TIL that, despite the consternation that comes with picking a major among students, about half of college graduates are unlikely to take a first job after graduation in line with their major course of study, and one-third are likely to never take one.
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This is all suggested by a new survey from CareerBuilder in which 47 percent of college-educated respondents said their first post-college job was unrelated to their major. In addition 31 percent of respondents ages 35 and older Thirty-two percent of college-educated workers responded that they never found a job related to their major.
The survey also found that for many, the ever-changing job market did them no favors — 28 percent believe the market for jobs in their selected major worsened while they were in school.
And yet, among that 28 percent, 46 percent said they were still able to find a job in line with their major within a year, and 58 percent found one within two years.
Source: CareerBuilder. “One-Third of College-Educated Workers Do Not Work in Occupations Related to Their College Major,” Nov. 14, 2013.
In conclusion, you should major in petroleum engineering.
Been a while since I’ve done this. Here’s what I’ve been reading of late:
- Bridget of Money After Graduation walks through the steps of how she adds the incredible amount of $25,000 to her net worth every year after school — and makes it all look very sensible — in “The Logistics of ACTUALLY Increasing Your Net Worth by $25,000 per year on a $50,000 Annual Salary“
- Jefferson of See Debt Run takes a sober look at some popular pieces of personal finance advice that may need a second look in “Debit Advice: Ignore the Experts, Stop Using Cash!“
- Len Penzo very quickly breaks down why you should look at a home as a place to hang your hat rather than park your retirement hopes in “100 Words On: Why A Home Shouldn’t Be Considered an Investment“
See you next week!