Bob Sirott's one more thing about the Class of 2012 - New York News

Bob Sirott's one more thing about the Class of 2012

Updated: Apr 25, 2012 16:21 PM CDT
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

One more thing, about the class of 2012. It's a tough job market out there.

According to government numbers, the job prospects for bachelor's degree holders fell last year to the lowest level in a decade.

More than 50 percent were more likely to be employed as waiters, waitresses, and bartenders, than as engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians.

So what are today's underclassmen supposed to do to prepare for an uncertain future? Well, for starters, major in something that'll pay off.

With the help of new research from Georgetown University and Labor Department statistics, The Daily Beast compiled the 13 most useless majors.

Here they are based on earnings potential--or lack of it to be more accurate.

  • Journalism
  • Fine Arts
  • Drama and Theatre Arts
  • Film, Video, and Photographic Arts
  • Commercial Art and Graphic Design
  • English Literature and Language
  • Anthropology and Archeology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Music
  • History
  • Political Science and Government
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Architecture - with the highest unemployment rate among recent graduates, 13.9 percent

College students whose dream was to open up a chain of philosophy shops might want to reconsider.

The Daily Beast said majors that are among the most likely to lead to jobs today include:

  • Nursing
  • Teaching
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science

Maybe the best thing to major in right now would be, "How to Pay-Back College Loans."

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