StudentsReview ™ :: Job Satisfaction by Major

-or-
Search for Colleges by Region
 

or within distance of city





  Who's got the Best (variable)?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


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)26163
60.4%
66.8%
Business - Management and Administration 2439
71.9% 
78.0% 
Other 1753
63.4% 
73.4% 
Education 1391
78.1% 
83.0% 
Psychology 990
70.5% 
82.6% 
English 962
70.6% 
81.5% 
Computer Science 883
67.7% 
74.8% 
Political Science 879
80.6% 
86.8% 
Biology 878
78.0% 
85.3% 
Communications 747
70.8% 
83.9% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)
710
78.0% 
86.2% 
Accounting 579
68.4% 
73.1% 
Economics
563
77.8% 
83.8% 
Art & Design Department 541
55.3% 
65.6% 
Religion/ Religious
517
80.3% 
91.3% 
Nursing 498
72.5% 
78.5% 
Electrical Engineering 390
73.6% 
75.9% 
Mechanical Engineering 357
81.2% 
88.2% 
Math 312
78.9% 
84.9% 
Engineering Department 291
70.1% 
76.6% 
Sociology
279
77.1% 
83.5% 
Criminal 277
66.8% 
78.7% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 275
58.6% 
68.4% 
Chemistry 272
75.7% 
82.4% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 245
56.3% 
70.6% 
Finance 240
79.6% 
83.3% 
Music - Performance
228
63.6% 
71.5% 
Journalism 217
74.2% 
82.0% 
Civil Engineering 199
72.9% 
78.9% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
71.0% 
78.7% 
Computer Engineering 182
63.7% 
63.7% 
Geography and Geosciences 179
76.0% 
82.7% 
Philosophy 171
71.4% 
74.9% 
Physics 167
69.5% 
72.5% 
PreMed and Medical 164
68.3% 
70.7% 
PreLaw and Legal 161
72.1% 
74.5% 
Architecture 159
69.8% 
73.6% 
Music Education 149
76.5% 
79.9% 
Social Work
144
63.9% 
72.9% 
Anthropology 141
67.4% 
81.6% 
Perfomance Arts 138
68.1% 
76.8% 
Aerospace Engineering 123
68.3% 
67.5% 
Chemical Engineering 121
74.4% 
76.9% 
Undecided
111
54.1% 
67.6% 
Pharmacy 90
62.2% 
66.7% 
Interior Design 88
55.7% 
64.8% 
School of Information 87
70.1% 
75.9% 
Public Policy
84
72.6% 
78.6% 
Industrial Operations Engineering 83
75.9% 
72.3% 
Automotive Engineering 82
54.9% 
57.3% 
Music - Composition/ Theory
76
59.2% 
72.4% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture 68
54.4% 
60.3% 
Kinesiology 67
62.7% 
65.7% 
Public Health
64
51.6% 
57.8% 
Animal Studies
63
41.3% 
54.0% 
Video/ Media 62
40.3% 
48.4% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science
54
48.2% 
50.0% 
Natural Resources
50
66.0% 
74.0% 
Telecommunications 46
69.6% 
76.1% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
66.7% 
71.1% 
Athletics/ Training
44
47.7% 
68.2% 
Zoology
42
59.5% 
59.5% 
Linguistics
40
62.5% 
57.5% 
Urban Planning
39
64.1% 
76.9% 
Cultures/ Civilization
37
64.9% 
64.9% 
Naval Engineering 37
73.0% 
70.3% 
Industrial Design
35
71.4% 
71.4% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
51.4% 
65.7% 
PreDent and Dentistry 34
41.2% 
47.1% 
Nutrition 34
61.8% 
58.8% 
Genetics 28
57.1% 
46.4% 
Radiological Sciences 27
37.0% 
29.6% 
PreVet and Veterinary 24
45.8% 
58.3% 
Astronomy
24
75.0% 
58.3% 
Nuclear Engineering 23
43.5% 
73.9% 
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%7
Minimum Wage%7%4
All Others%93%88
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

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→