College Majors w/ the Lowest Unemployment Rates

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College Majors w/ the Lowest Unemployment Rates
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 1:42pm

Do we have students in any of these areas? Some sound quite interested and, well, others sound WAY above my head!

The 10 college majors with the lowest unemployment rates

Majors and their unemployment rate:

1. Actuarial Science—0 percent

2. Astronomy and Astrophysics—0 percent

3. Educational Administration and Supervision—0 percent



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Registered: 09-19-2006
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 2:08pm
Yay! My son is a geological engineering major ( at least now because it is only his first semester.). He seems really happy and loves to call and discuss the science articles he reads or discussions he has in class. Hopefully he makes it through - time will tell.

I have a feeling that the low unemployment rate for education administrator is a bit deceiving, because I suspect that many people go into that major in order to get an advancement within the school district in which they are already employed. Boy that was an awkward sentence, but hopefully you get the idea.
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 2:34pm
I do NOT believe this. *I* personally know Environmental Engineering AND nursing grads who are either UNemployed or underemployed. Also, as tooner suspected, Educational Administration and School Student Counseling are graduate degrees, sought by people already in the field as a means of advancement, and often paid for by their current employer. Statistics can be made to say WHATEVER one wants them to say.
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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 2:39pm
Astronomy and Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology required graduate degrees. A kid with only a Bachelor degree is going to have a difficult time finding a position in their chosen field. In fact, they will find,especially in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, they need a Ph d. The meteorologist I know all have at least Master's degrees,if not Ph ds. They are not the "weather man" on TV. The article is not telling the whole story.
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Registered: 02-14-2000
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 3:45pm
My niece is a college senior in actuarial science. She was over for dinner last night and was all excited because she had a phone interview yesterday and within a couple hours they called back to ask her down for a site visit and interview the first week of Dec. Her first 'big girl' interview where they'll pay all her expenses, etc. And she didn't even apply there - they found her!
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 4:50pm
When I was a junior in college my apartment mates were were ee's and comp sci majors. They were getting flown all over the place for interviews. They had to pick and choose carefully because they didn't have time to interview with all the companies that wanted them. I guess that your niece is experiencing the same thing. Good for her. She must be a very good student to have employers looking for her.