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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)25709
60.0%
66.2%
Accounting 559
68.9% 
73.5% 
Aerospace Engineering 120
70.0% 
69.2% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture 65
55.4% 
61.5% 
Animal Studies
55
47.3% 
60.0% 
Anthropology 140
67.1% 
81.4% 
Archaeology
16
25.0% 
43.8% 
Architecture 155
69.7% 
73.6% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
66.7% 
71.1% 
Art & Design Department 527
55.6% 
66.2% 
Astronomy
24
75.0% 
58.3% 
Athletics/ Training
44
47.7% 
68.2% 
Automotive Engineering 79
55.7% 
57.0% 
Biology 859
78.1% 
85.6% 
Business - Management and Administration 2364
72.3% 
78.4% 
Chemical Engineering 121
74.4% 
76.9% 
Chemistry 264
76.1% 
82.2% 
Civil Engineering 194
74.2% 
79.9% 
Communications 729
71.5% 
84.5% 
Computer Engineering 175
66.3% 
66.3% 
Computer Science 849
68.3% 
75.2% 
Criminal 273
67.8% 
79.1% 
Cultures/ Civilization
37
64.9% 
64.9% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 259
60.6% 
71.0% 
Economics
544
78.3% 
84.6% 
Education 1367
78.1% 
83.0% 
Electrical Engineering 378
73.8% 
76.7% 
Engineering Department 278
69.8% 
76.6% 
English 935
70.6% 
81.6% 
Finance 237
79.8% 
83.5% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 235
57.0% 
71.1% 
Genetics 28
57.1% 
46.4% 
Geography and Geosciences 172
75.6% 
82.6% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)
686
78.6% 
86.4% 
Industrial Design
34
73.5% 
70.6% 
Industrial Operations Engineering 79
76.0% 
74.7% 
Interior Design 82
56.1% 
64.6% 
Journalism 209
75.6% 
83.3% 
Kinesiology 63
66.7% 
68.3% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 180
71.7% 
79.4% 
Linguistics
40
62.5% 
57.5% 
Math 303
78.6% 
84.8% 
Mechanical Engineering 340
81.5% 
88.2% 
Meteorology
19
68.4% 
63.2% 
Music - Composition/ Theory
72
59.7% 
73.6% 
Music - Performance
221
64.7% 
72.0% 
Music Education 149
76.5% 
79.9% 
Natural Resources
48
64.6% 
72.9% 
Naval Engineering 37
73.0% 
70.3% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 33
54.6% 
69.7% 
Nuclear Engineering 23
43.5% 
73.9% 
Nursing 469
73.1% 
79.1% 
Nutrition 33
63.6% 
60.6% 
Other 1689
63.8% 
73.8% 
Perfomance Arts 138
68.1% 
76.8% 
Pharmacy 84
59.5% 
64.3% 
Philosophy 169
71.6% 
75.2% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science
51
47.1% 
49.0% 
Physics 159
71.7% 
73.6% 
Political Science 859
81.1% 
87.7% 
PreDent and Dentistry 26
50.0% 
57.7% 
PreLaw and Legal 158
73.4% 
76.0% 
PreMed and Medical 154
70.1% 
72.7% 
Preparatory
20
65.0% 
65.0% 
PreVet and Veterinary 22
50.0% 
63.6% 
Psychology 955
71.5% 
83.6% 
Public Health
59
49.2% 
55.9% 
Public Policy
80
72.5% 
78.8% 
Radiological Sciences 25
40.0% 
32.0% 
Religion/ Religious
509
81.1% 
91.6% 
School of Information 83
71.1% 
75.9% 
Social Work
136
64.0% 
73.5% 
Sociology
272
77.9% 
83.5% 
Telecommunications 44
68.2% 
75.0% 
Undecided
109
55.1% 
67.9% 
Urban Planning
39
64.1% 
76.9% 
Video/ Media 61
41.0% 
49.2% 
Zoology
41
61.0% 
61.0% 

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%9%7
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%66%88
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%60
Not Going Well%40
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%49
Got out%51
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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