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10 Majors w/ Highest Unemployment Rates


By Dan8267   Follow   Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 11:06am PDT   1,095 views   19 comments   Watch (1)   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

Most of the top majors are all psych majors. If that's not enough to convince you not to major in psych, check out this guy...

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curious2   befriend   ignore   Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 11:12am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 1

Ugh. Instead of suffering through the dull videos, read the actual report on WSJ.

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend   ignore   Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 11:16am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 2

Wow, MBAs actually expect anyone to give a fuck. Die, asshole!

New Renter   befriend   ignore   Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 11:52am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 3

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

Wow, MBAs actually expect anyone to give a fuck. Die, asshole!

Dude should have gone to pharmacy school.

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend   ignore   Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 6:41pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 4

New Renter says

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

Wow, MBAs actually expect anyone to give a fuck. Die, asshole!

Dude should have gone to pharmacy school.

Sure, but would a self respecting pharma school accept an MBA? Would a self-respecting truck driver buy a blow job from an MBA at a truck stop men's room, for that matter?

drudometkin   befriend   ignore   Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 7:16pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 5

Your mom goes to college

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend   ignore   Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 12:12am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 6

You mom swims out to meet MBA ships.

New Renter   befriend   ignore   Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 1:31am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 7

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

New Renter says

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

Wow, MBAs actually expect anyone to give a fuck. Die, asshole!

Dude should have gone to pharmacy school.

Sure, but would a self respecting pharma school accept an MBA? Would a self-respecting truck driver buy a blow job from an MBA at a truck stop men's room, for that matter?

I meant instead of the MBA... God help him now.

freak80   befriend   ignore   Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 10:53pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

I'm not sure about those stats from the WSJ. Meteorology & Atmospheric science is said to have a low unemployment rate and high salary. Not sure I buy that. When I got out of school in that field, there was fierce competition for jobs. Starting salaries were only 30k, if you were lucky. Maybe they're going into the Air Force.

I wonder if those stats take into account people who "gave up" and switched to another profession. After all, I'm technically employed and making a good salary, but only after switching careers.

finehoe   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 2:32am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 9

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Women in the United States now earn 62 percent of associate’s degrees, 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 60 percent of master’s degrees, and 52 percent of doctorates. College admissions officers were at first baffled, then concerned, and finally panicked over the dearth of male applicants. If male enrollment falls to 40 percent or below, female students begin to flee. Officials at schools at or near the tipping point (American University, Boston University, Brandeis University, New York University, the University of Georgia, and the University of North Carolina, to name only a few) are helplessly watching as their campuses become like retirement villages, with a surfeit of women competing for a handful of surviving men.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/09/how-to-make-school-better-for-boys/279635/

mell   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 2:35am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 10

Dan8267 says

Most of the top majors are all psych majors. If that's not enough to convince you not to major in psych,

Psych is a pseudo-science, very much like economics ;)

Dan8267   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 3:05am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 11

finehoe says

Women in the United States now earn 62 percent of associate’s degrees, 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 60 percent of master’s degrees, and 52 percent of doctorates.

It doesn't matter if you have a bachelor's degree of a Ph.D. What matters is in what field is that degree. A B.S. in mathematics is worth more than a Ph.D. in history.

freak80   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 3:10am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 12

IMO, much of academia is a racket. It's earning a lot of credentials for the sake of earning credentials, with no real benefit to society. A bunch of people congratulating themselves on how smart they are, and little more.

I don't think that's true for STEM and medicine, but otherwise...

Moderate Infidel   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 5:26am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 13

freak80 says

IMO, much of academia is a racket. It's earning a lot of credentials for the sake of earning credentials, with no real benefit to society. A bunch of people congratulating themselves on how smart they are, and little more.

Except what does memorizing facts in short term memory have to do with being smart?

freak80   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 5:59am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 14

Moderate Infidel says

Except what does memorizing facts in short term memory have to do with being smart?

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Do you mean that academia over-emphasizes test-taking ability at the expense of other kinds of intellectual ability? If that's what you mean, I tend to agree.

Dan8267   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 6:31am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 15

freak80 says

IMO, much of academia is a racket. It's earning a lot of credentials for the sake of earning credentials, with no real benefit to society. A bunch of people congratulating themselves on how smart they are, and little more.

People don't go to college to brag about how smart they are. People go to college because

1. If they don't, they cannot enter the skilled workforce even if they have mad skills.

2. To delay adulthood

3. To party and get laid.

There are cheaper ways to accomplish #2 and #3. But #1 forces your hand.

freak80   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 7:16am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 16

Dan8267 says

People don't go to college to brag about how smart they are.

I was thinking more of the professors and graduate students doing endless post-docs.

Quigley   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 8:00am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 17

Psychology is a DANGEROUS pseudo-science, that right now has over a million children on drugs for being bipolar, a disorder whose very definition precludes it from being valid for children. The pharmaceutical industry is busy making billions from pushing drugs to overworked parents who just want junior to shut up and give them some peace. Sure these kids are hyperactive and may not pay attention, but should psychiatrists be subscribing them mass doses of drugs that slow them down, make them fat, and cause reproductive harm when they grow up? How about some parenting classes instead?

curious2   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 8:24am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 18

freak80 says

STEM and medicine

This goes back to Rin's point, especially in medicine. The field is worth studying, and it is theoretically possible to accomplish a great deal of good, but in practice the environment is driven by financial incentives as Quigley noted above. PhRMA has a huge influence in most American medical schools, part of why Americans overpay more than anywhere else on earth to die sooner than people in dozens of other countries. (PhRMA also had a huge influence in enacting Obamacare, so we can expect more where that came from.)

freak80   befriend   ignore   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 9:35am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 19

SSRI anti-depressants are dangerous mind-altering drugs. I have been on them in the past and they only made my anxiety and depression worse. Maybe they work for some people, but there is evidence that they work no better than a placebo. Thank you Big Pharma.

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