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2012's Worst Paying College Degrees

minirth Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:55 PM
That is a weird list. I was expecting to see "English major" or "costume design" or the other random liberal arts degrees that often don't lead to a career. I have several special ed teacher friends, and none of them got into that field expecting to get rich! They've got incredibly hard jobs, but they all feel that they were called to that profession. And believe me, it takes special skills to be a good special ed teacher! All in all, I just feel this article is too mean-spirited given the "helper" nature of the listed jobs. Yes, there are crappy teachers and social workers, but there are also wonderful ones who make an actual positive difference in the world.
AudiR10 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:21 PM
Actually, "English Major" is one of the highest paying degrees, because people who major in English can read it, write it, spell it, look it up, organize it, relate it to other fields, and keep track of it. I have worked in fields from Newspaper Graphics to Sports Car Race Reporting, from Executive Secretary to Job Site Inspector, and my Liberal Arts degree with an English major has served me well in all.

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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