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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)27425
59.7%
65.9%
Business - Management and Administration 2563
71.4% 
77.4% 
Other 1864
62.8% 
72.5% 
Education 1440
77.9% 
82.6% 
Psychology 1047
70.8% 
82.2% 
English 991
70.6% 
81.3% 
Biology 922
76.8% 
84.4% 
Computer Science 914
66.5% 
73.5% 
Political Science 897
80.3% 
86.6% 
Communications 767
70.5% 
83.2% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)
741
78.0% 
85.8% 
Accounting 629
65.3% 
70.6% 
Engineering Department 572
39.0% 
42.5% 
Economics
571
77.6% 
83.5% 
Nursing 556
72.7% 
77.9% 
Art & Design Department 548
55.1% 
65.3% 
Religion/ Religious
530
80.0% 
90.9% 
Electrical Engineering 401
73.6% 
75.6% 
Mechanical Engineering 366
81.4% 
88.5% 
Math 315
78.7% 
84.8% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 291
56.4% 
66.7% 
Criminal 288
67.0% 
78.1% 
Sociology
287
76.3% 
82.6% 
Chemistry 276
75.4% 
81.9% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 250
56.4% 
70.8% 
Finance 242
79.3% 
83.1% 
Music - Performance
233
62.7% 
70.4% 
Journalism 217
74.2% 
82.0% 
Civil Engineering 216
71.8% 
79.6% 
Philosophy 192
74.0% 
76.6% 
Geography and Geosciences 191
72.3% 
78.5% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
71.0% 
78.7% 
Computer Engineering 182
63.7% 
63.7% 
Physics 171
69.0% 
71.9% 
PreMed and Medical 169
68.6% 
71.6% 
PreLaw and Legal 166
71.1% 
73.5% 
Architecture 159
69.8% 
73.6% 
Music Education 151
76.2% 
80.1% 
Perfomance Arts 149
69.8% 
76.5% 
Anthropology 147
64.6% 
81.0% 
Social Work
145
63.5% 
72.4% 
Chemical Engineering 129
69.8% 
72.9% 
Aerospace Engineering 126
67.5% 
65.9% 
Undecided
115
53.0% 
67.0% 
Pharmacy 98
60.2% 
66.3% 
Public Policy
90
68.9% 
74.4% 
School of Information 90
68.9% 
74.4% 
Interior Design 88
55.7% 
64.8% 
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
76.2% 
72.6% 
Automotive Engineering 84
56.0% 
58.3% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture 80
56.3% 
55.0% 
Music - Composition/ Theory
77
59.7% 
71.4% 
Kinesiology 73
60.3% 
67.1% 
Public Health
65
50.8% 
58.5% 
Animal Studies
65
41.5% 
53.9% 
Video/ Media 63
41.3% 
49.2% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science
56
48.2% 
51.8% 
Natural Resources
50
66.0% 
74.0% 
Athletics/ Training
47
51.1% 
70.2% 
Zoology
46
60.9% 
60.9% 
Telecommunications 46
69.6% 
76.1% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
66.7% 
71.1% 
Linguistics
40
62.5% 
57.5% 
Urban Planning
39
64.1% 
76.9% 
Naval Engineering 39
74.4% 
71.8% 
Cultures/ Civilization
37
64.9% 
64.9% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 37
54.1% 
62.2% 
Industrial Design
35
71.4% 
71.4% 
PreDent and Dentistry 34
41.2% 
47.1% 
Nutrition 34
61.8% 
58.8% 
Radiological Sciences 28
39.3% 
28.6% 
Genetics 28
57.1% 
46.4% 
Astronomy
26
69.2% 
53.9% 
PreVet and Veterinary 25
48.0% 
60.0% 
Nuclear Engineering 24
45.8% 
75.0% 
Preparatory
20
65.0% 
65.0% 
Meteorology
19
68.4% 
63.2% 
Archaeology
16
25.0% 
43.8% 

Archaeology Major unemployment rate

_ArchaeologyAll Majors
Unemployed%0%8
Minimum Wage%7%4
All Others%93%87
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Archaeology?

Going Well%47
Not Going Well%53
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Archaeology 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 Archaeology

Still in Field%53
Got out%47
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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