Surprise: Biz Grads Underemployed?

MOST UNDEREMPLOYED MAJORS

Rank Major % Under-employed I am under-paid I am not using my education or training I work part-time but want full-time work Starting Median Pay % Male % Female
1 Criminal Justice 62.4% 78.7% 19.1% 2.1% $34,500 53% 47%
2 Business Management & Administration 60.0% 81.2% 16.7% 2.1% $44,300 48% 52%
3 Health Care Administration 57.6% 83.8% 13.8% 2.5% $43,800 24% 76%
4 General Studies 54.5% 76.1% 17.4% 6.5% $32,100 39% 61%
5 Sociology 52.5% 79.4% 15.9% 4.7% $38,900 30% 70%
6 English Language & Literature 52.1% 75.3% 21.3% 3.4% $39,700 30% 70%
7 Graphic Design 51.5% 84.6% 10.3% 5.1% $37,300 43% 57%
8 Liberal Arts 50.3% 64.9% 24.7% 10.4% $34,200 30% 70%
9 Education 50.0% 73.6% 20.8% 5.6% $40,500 30% 70%
10 Psychology 49.5% 70.7% 23.8% 5.6% $38,200 27% 73%

Source: PayScale

 

LEAST UNDEREMPLOYED MAJORS

Rank Degree % Underemployed
1 Civil & Environmental Engineering 22.90%
2 Aerospace Engineering 24.10%
3 Computer Engineering (CE) 24.70%
4 Chemical Engineering 25.20%
5 Law 25.30%
6 Physics 26.90%
7 Mechanical Engineering (ME) 27.00%
8 Electrical Engineering (EE) 29.20%
9 Geology 30.10%
10 Mathematics 31.40%

 

Source: PayScale