The 10 Worst Majors for Landing a Job Right Out of College

Yahoo Finance has compiled this list of the 10 worst majors for finding a job after college, and a few of the entries are pretty surprising. To compile the list, they looked at the current “portion of workers employed in jobs for which they're overqualified.” Coming in at No. 1 is Business Administration/Management, mainly because it’s such a popular major and competition is fierce in a competitive job market. A few other majors, like Drama/Theater Arts, History and Anthropology, may not be as surprising because of the non-traditional nature of their long-term job prospects. But even seemingly in-demand degrees in Biology, English and Economics also make the list. The rundown includes a few interesting facts about the majors, like what the most common job held by a recent Psychology grad is—a barista. Good news Puppet Arts majors, your degree didn’t make the list …


Esther Aspling


Esther Aspling commented…

Phew, I'm glad my degree in puppet arts is holding its value. I'd hate to think those $100,000 in student loans were a waste!

Clara Tenny


Clara Tenny commented…

If only I'd had a list like this when I was in college....French doesn't seem to be any more effective than English at finding a job right out of college - But I still love it and no one can take that away from me!

Richard Young


Richard Young commented…

YES! Philosophy didn't make the list! I'm still in the clear!

Tiff Lee


Tiff Lee commented…

I should start trying to find a job as a barista then.

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