10 Bad Degrees Hiring Managers Don’t Want To See

Today’s unemployment figures came in at 8.1% slightly better than analysts predictions. However, we are still in the midst of the longest streak of unemployment being above 8% since unemployment began being tracked in 1948. And a lot of the unemployed turn out to be recent college graduates.

Reports indicate that upwards of 30% of recent college graduates weren’t able to find a job within six months of graduation. Part of this is the economy. But part of it is most likely a misalignment of education and economic needs. Too few engineering degree. Too many in accounting.

The following infographic paints an interesting divide between the degrees that are leading to jobs and the ones that are not.

Bad Majors
Source: Best Degree Programs

Looks like architecture majors are hurting the most, followed by people with degrees in the Humanities, Liberal Arts, American Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Economics.

The last type of bad degrees for getting a job on our list are the arts. Things like Poetry, Art History, Music Therapy and even something as bizarre as Puppetry (yes, this is a real major).

There are also some degrees that do a better job of getting you hired: engineering, sciences, computers and IT, business, psychology, social work and media and communications.

Written by Jeff Springer

Jeff Spring is the Finance & Markets Editor at BusinessPundit.com. He's currently spending his days backpacking across Europe. While he may be living outside of the United States, he stays connected to American financial markets and M&A's more than is probably healthy for any single person. His love of a good book and a Bloomberg terminal can't be understated.