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2012's Worst Paying College Degrees

Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:51 AM
This is a pretty classic example of how correlation can be confused with causation. Basically, these are fields people enter because they like the work more than they care about the money. The writer implies the only reason to choose a field you wish to study or pursue is whether it pays you more money. The implication that these fields do NOT make the world a better place is completely unfounded.
Bruce6562 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:26 PM
Not quite right. The author makes the point that if you spend huge amounts of money on a degree that will make mediocre wages, you have no one to blame but yourself. Don't get a degree in social work then complain that you are underpaid.
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:03 PM
He does that, but assumes the people in these fields are in that boat, without providing any evidence. His underlying assumption is that the only thing that matters in life is making lots of money. His attitude is the same thing De Tocqueville mentioned when he declared that America was exceptional, but not in a good way.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:05 PM
Good post. My thoughts exactly.

Payscale.com analyzed the data in its online salary database and has revealed the college degrees that go along with the jobs that have the lowest median pay for their respective career professionals in its 2012-13 College Salary Report. Note - these figures represent the typical annual combination of pay, bonuses, commissions and profit sharing earned by people who have been successful in working in these fields for at least 10 years and were willing to participate in Payscale.com's survey, which means the reported median incomes will likely be inflated...

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