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Job Satisfaction by major

This list shows the percentages of people who are satisfied with their job, after graduating in each major. It also shows the % who feel that things are generally going well.

A variety of factors -- such as number of years past graduation, whether or not they stayed in field/major, and the number of people surveyed affects this number. We did not survey for personal factors such as marital, health, etc.

Major# Job Satis.Going Well
Overall Average (of All Majors)27008
59.7%
65.9%
Accounting 598
67.7% 
73.1% 
Aerospace Engineering 126
67.5% 
65.9% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture 72
54.2% 
58.3% 
Animal Studies
64
42.2% 
54.7% 
Anthropology 146
65.1% 
81.5% 
Archaeology
16
25.0% 
43.8% 
Architecture 159
69.8% 
73.6% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
66.7% 
71.1% 
Art & Design Department 547
55.0% 
65.3% 
Astronomy
26
69.2% 
53.9% 
Athletics/ Training
47
51.1% 
70.2% 
Automotive Engineering 82
54.9% 
57.3% 
Biology 902
77.1% 
84.8% 
Business - Management and Administration 2480
71.5% 
77.7% 
Chemical Engineering 123
73.2% 
76.4% 
Chemistry 276
75.4% 
81.9% 
Civil Engineering 205
72.7% 
79.5% 
Communications 762
70.9% 
83.7% 
Computer Engineering 182
63.7% 
63.7% 
Computer Science 904
66.9% 
73.9% 
Criminal 280
66.1% 
77.9% 
Cultures/ Civilization
37
64.9% 
64.9% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 289
56.4% 
66.8% 
Economics
567
77.6% 
83.6% 
Education 1412
77.8% 
82.4% 
Electrical Engineering 397
73.3% 
75.3% 
Engineering Department 555
37.7% 
41.3% 
English 985
70.7% 
81.4% 
Finance 242
79.3% 
83.1% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 250
56.4% 
70.8% 
Genetics 28
57.1% 
46.4% 
Geography and Geosciences 183
75.4% 
82.0% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)
736
78.3% 
86.1% 
Industrial Design
35
71.4% 
71.4% 
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
76.2% 
72.6% 
Interior Design 88
55.7% 
64.8% 
Journalism 217
74.2% 
82.0% 
Kinesiology 70
62.9% 
65.7% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
71.0% 
78.7% 
Linguistics
40
62.5% 
57.5% 
Math 314
78.7% 
84.7% 
Mechanical Engineering 363
81.3% 
88.4% 
Meteorology
19
68.4% 
63.2% 
Music - Composition/ Theory
76
59.2% 
72.4% 
Music - Performance
231
62.8% 
70.6% 
Music Education 151
76.2% 
80.1% 
Natural Resources
50
66.0% 
74.0% 
Naval Engineering 39
74.4% 
71.8% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
51.4% 
65.7% 
Nuclear Engineering 24
45.8% 
75.0% 
Nursing 535
73.3% 
78.5% 
Nutrition 34
61.8% 
58.8% 
Other 1829
63.1% 
72.7% 
Perfomance Arts 149
69.8% 
76.5% 
Pharmacy 95
62.1% 
68.4% 
Philosophy 188
73.4% 
76.1% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science
54
48.2% 
50.0% 
Physics 170
68.8% 
71.8% 
Political Science 892
80.2% 
86.6% 
PreDent and Dentistry 34
41.2% 
47.1% 
PreLaw and Legal 166
71.1% 
73.5% 
PreMed and Medical 166
68.1% 
71.1% 
Preparatory
20
65.0% 
65.0% 
PreVet and Veterinary 24
45.8% 
58.3% 
Psychology 1020
70.1% 
81.9% 
Public Health
65
50.8% 
58.5% 
Public Policy
90
68.9% 
74.4% 
Radiological Sciences 28
39.3% 
28.6% 
Religion/ Religious
522
80.1% 
91.0% 
School of Information 89
69.7% 
75.3% 
Social Work
145
63.5% 
72.4% 
Sociology
286
76.6% 
82.9% 
Telecommunications 46
69.6% 
76.1% 
Undecided
112
53.6% 
67.9% 
Urban Planning
39
64.1% 
76.9% 
Video/ Media 62
40.3% 
48.4% 
Zoology
45
62.2% 
62.2% 

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%8%8
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%67%87
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Zoology?

Going Well%61
Not Going Well%39
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Zoology say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Zoology

Still in Field%47
Got out%53
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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