With recent college graduates facing an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent and substantially lower starting salaries, we have to ask: What path should students take in order to flourish after graduation? And while there isn't one direct route that translates into post-collegiate success, H&R Block has compiled the top 10 majors with the highest unemployment rates for recent college graduates:
- Anthropology & Archaeology – 10.5%
- Film/Video & Photographic Arts – 12.9%
- Fine Arts – 12.6%
- Philosophy & Religious Studies – 10.8%
- Liberal Arts – 9.2%
- Music – 9.2%
- Physical Fitness – 8.3%
- Commercial Art & Graphic Design – 11.8%
- History – 10.2%
- English Language & Literature – 9.2%
What are your thoughts on the majors that made the list? Do you agree with the sentiment that these majors that aren't in high demand should be avoided or should students be encouraged to pursue their passion regardless of potentially high unemployment rates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. For more information on how to choose a major,the most popular college majors and 10 things to consider before choosing your major, head over to Scholarships.com’s College Prep section.
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