College graduation time! Congratulations on working so hard to earn that degree in architecture. Welcome to McDonald's.
According to Georgetown University , architecture majors have a much higher unemployment rate than other recent grads—a whopping 13.9 percent.
The study came out a few months ago, and it seems like a good time to go through the numbers, as parents across America prepare themselves to be bombarded by pleas from graduating progeny to move home because, “ It’s so haaaaard to find a job .”
Georgetown says recent graduates with the best chances of getting jobs have degrees in healthcare and education, with an average jobless rate of 5.4 percent. That's nearly three points lower than the rate for grads with degrees in computers and math.
Really? Education has a low unemployment rate? Don't tell teachers getting pink slips. In particular, the Georgetown study says the unemployment rate for those with degrees in elementary education is 4.8 percent, and those with advanced degrees have a rate below two percent.
Maybe they’re getting jobs outside of education.
Currently the national unemployment rate at 8.1 percent. Beyond the 13.9 percent rate for graduating architects, other majors with gloomier-than-average prospects include:Page 1 of 3 | Next Page