February 26, 2015 Business Insider’s Peter Jacobs released a list of top 10 most useless degrees that has raised a lot of debate in the social media. Peter Jacobs’ article tries to suggest that you better go to college and do a course among those named below instead of wasting your time and money doing a degree in the same course. His defense lies on the probability of employment and salary differences between a college and graduate degree.
The study that Peter Jacobs relies on to compile the list of useless degrees might however not be true at this era as it was conducted in year 2010-2011, a time when technology had not exploded. Therefore, I will tend to argue that Computer and Information Systems and Computer Science remains to be the most favorable choice of degree course in this era.
List of Top 10 most useless degrees According to business insider
1. Human Resources and Personnel Development
This course has unemployment rate of 6.8%
2. Marketing and Market Research
This course unemployment rate of 5.1%
3. Computer and Information Systems
This course has an unemployment rate of 5%
4. Commercial Art and Graphic Design
This course has unemployment rate of 6.4%
5. Social Work
This course has unemployment rate of 3.9%
6. Civil Engineering
This course unemployment rate of 3.2%
7. Chemical Engineering
This course has unemployment rate of 2.2%
8. Communications and Mass Media
This course has unemployment rate of 4.8%
9. Computer Science
This course has unemployment rate of 3.2%
10. Criminal justice and fire protection
This course has an unemployment rate of 3.3%
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