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Liberal Arts Degrees

LIBERAL ARTS DEGREES CAN THEY STILL GET YOU A JOB? Do You Want Fries With That? 66 Student debt is now at the $1 trillion mark with graduates of four-year institutions facing an average of $25,000 in debt. 13.9% 9.4% Lower rate Higher than Law and Public Policy than Architecture unemployment rate for a recent liberal Tom Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College, on debt being a reason not to pursue a degree in liberal arts. 8.1% arts grad Only about In contrast, over 20% 75% of Liberal Arts grads are concentrated in any single industry. of people who major in Education get a job in the Education industry. MOST COMMON PROFESSIONS FOR LIBERAL ARTS GRADS English History • writer • editor • archivist • historian Anthropology Communications Languages Sociology • foreign service • archaeologist • museum curator • market • newspaper reporter • advertising • marketing executive officer researcher • interpreter • jury consultant BUT, THERE IS HOPE! 6.1% 66 If anything, I think we should make the liberal arts education Recent College Grad Unemploy ment rate for an experienced college grad more rigorous. If you teach students one trade, that skill might be obsolete in a few years. But if you teach people how to think and look at lots of Experienced College Grad Master's Degree Holder 3.9% information and connect dots – all skills that a classic liberal education gives you – you will thrive. 10 30 40 50 60 Average Income in 10's of Thousands Of Dollars unemployment rate for a masters 99 Based off of ACS 2009-2010, pooled sample. Recent college graduates are 22-26 years of age, experienced workers are 30-54 years of age. Graduate degree holders are limited to 30-54 years of age. Percent unemployed are computed based on total employed and unemployed. Eamings based on full-time, full-year workers. Vivek Ranadivé, the man who digitized Wall Street with real-time technology in the 80s degree holder WAYS LIBERAL ARTS **.. STUDENTS CAN EASE THEIR JOB SEARCH Supplement Your Courses Find an internship for real Take a couple classes world experience and a beyond the standard foot in the door. requirements in more specialized fields. Know Your Strengths Having strong control of the english language, written or verbal, is a huge asset. Expand Your Job Search 66 [I see] political science majors being offered positions in consulting firms; English majors landing positions with market research firms; history majors going with investment banks 99 Showcase Your Skills Kathleen PowellI, director of career exploration and development at Denison University in Ohio Prove it with examples. BESTLIBERALARTSCOLLEGES.ORG Sources: DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

Liberal Arts Degrees

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