Today, I want to tackle one of my favorite higher education topics: the “high-paying major.”
We’ve all been told to select our majors with a direct career path in mind. According to this idea, we should ignore our passions or natural abilities and instead focus on the majors with the highest expected payoff in the working world.
Fueling the fire are these worthless top ten lists of “the highest-paying majors of 2010” or “degrees that employers want.” Invariably, the authors just Google which majors have the highest starting salaries and dump them into a list (as if anyone in the real world picks their career path by robotically scanning lists of high-paying careers.)
Should you pursue a “high-paying” major instead of what you love? Hell no! Read More
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