Surprise: Biz Grads Underemployed?

MOST UNDEREMPLOYED MAJORS

RankMajor% Under-employedI am under-paidI am not using my education or trainingI work part-time but want full-time workStarting Median Pay% Male% Female
1Criminal Justice62.4%78.7%19.1%2.1%$34,50053%47%
2Business Management & Administration60.0%81.2%16.7%2.1%$44,30048%52%
3Health Care Administration57.6%83.8%13.8%2.5%$43,80024%76%
4General Studies54.5%76.1%17.4%6.5%$32,10039%61%
5Sociology52.5%79.4%15.9%4.7%$38,90030%70%
6English Language & Literature52.1%75.3%21.3%3.4%$39,70030%70%
7Graphic Design51.5%84.6%10.3%5.1%$37,30043%57%
8Liberal Arts50.3%64.9%24.7%10.4%$34,20030%70%
9Education50.0%73.6%20.8%5.6%$40,50030%70%
10Psychology49.5%70.7%23.8%5.6%$38,20027%73%

Source: PayScale

 

LEAST UNDEREMPLOYED MAJORS

RankDegree% Underemployed
1Civil & Environmental Engineering22.90%
2Aerospace Engineering24.10%
3Computer Engineering (CE)24.70%
4Chemical Engineering25.20%
5Law25.30%
6Physics26.90%
7Mechanical Engineering (ME)27.00%
8Electrical Engineering (EE)29.20%
9Geology30.10%
10Mathematics31.40%

 

Source: PayScale