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Old 03-30-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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+1

Yeah, you only get one crack at life, some people would rather do something fulfilling than pursue careers solely based on salary.
There is nothing wrong with that sentiment as long as you are willing to accept the consequences.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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"Women's stidies" should have been numbers 1-5 on this list.
If you knew anything about academia, which you obviously don't, you'd know that a lot of schools don't even offer undergraduate degrees in Women's Studies. And at schools that do, it's hardly a booming major. Try educating yourself.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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There is nothing wrong with that sentiment as long as you are willing to accept the consequences.
I never went to school personally. My girlfriend has a MA in Journalism and a BA in English. She does quite well financially and I loves her job, she lives for it. I wish I had that type of passion for my profession.

People live with the consequences of hating their jobs everyday too.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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I never went to school personally. My girlfriend has a MA in Journalism and a BA in English. She does quite well financially and I loves her job, she lives for it. I wish I had that type of passion for my profession.

People live with the consequences of hating their jobs everyday too.
Marry her. She sounds like a keeper. She has her priorities right.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Chalk up another tally for an English major who has never been unemployed, and has always worked in fields of her choice. I studied what I wanted, I do what I want.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: USA
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My jaw dropped as soon as I started reading that list!


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BTW, I know several lawyers, accountants and teachers fresh out of school who can't find a job in their fields. Conversely, I know several photographers and graphic designers who are cleaning house as people look to buy from the "little guy".
Great point.

I know some finance majors who aren't making squat. Econ majors. Business majors.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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+1.

It's not good enough to major in something cuz you like it. You also have to think to yourself, "How does this benefit my career path in the long run?"
Yep. When I went in Forestry was a good choice. By the time I got out it was heavily impacted and started to require a Masters. Any job I applied for had over a thousand people with a degree and most also had a Masters.

I switched to Computer Science. It wasn't what I wanted but where the money was at the time. It also meant going back to school.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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If you knew anything about academia, which you obviously don't, you'd know that a lot of schools don't even offer undergraduate degrees in Women's Studies. And at schools that do, it's hardly a booming major. Try educating yourself.

The title of the thread says most ussless majors, not most prevalent or most popular.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Electrical Engineering is missing in the list.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Yeah .... cos who needs chemists anyway
A degree in Chemistry does not make one a "chemist."
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