SlideShare a Scribd company logo

Hard times 2013

CEW Georgetown
CEW Georgetown
CEW GeorgetownCommunications Team

In the past, a college degree all but assured job seekers employment and high earnings, but today, what you make depends on what you take. In Hard Times 2013, we show differences in unemployment and earnings based on major for BA and graduate degree holders. We show that STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — majors typically offer the best opportunities for employment and earnings, while unemployment is higher for graduates with non-technical degrees.

Hard times 2013

1 of 10
Hard Times:
College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings
Anthony P. Carnevale and Ban Cheah
May 29, 2013
Overview
•  It pays to have a college degree, but not all degrees
lead to the same earnings and employment levels.
•  College graduates with work experience have a better
chance of finding employment.
•  Non-technical majors tend to have higher rates of
unemployment.
Unemployment
•  Overall unemployment rates for college graduates in 2010
with work experience hover around 4.6 to 4.7 percent.
•  The overall unemployment rate for recent college
graduates in 2010 is higher at 7.9 percent.
Lowest Unemployment by Major
•  Unemployment rates decrease as graduates gain
experience.
•  The majors with the lowest unemployment are:
– Nursing 4.8%
– Elementary Education 5%
– Physical Fitness, Parks & Recreation 5.2%
– Chemistry 5.8%
– Finance 5.9%
Highest Unemployment by Major
•  The majors with the highest unemployment rate are:
– Political Science 11.1%
– Film, Video & Photography Arts 11.4%
– Anthropology 12.6%
– Architecture 12.8%
– Information Systems 14.7%
Earnings
•  Earnings increase in all majors as graduates gain
experience.

Recommended

Trillion_Training_System
Trillion_Training_SystemTrillion_Training_System
Trillion_Training_SystemCEW Georgetown
 
The Economy Goes to College
The Economy Goes to CollegeThe Economy Goes to College
The Economy Goes to CollegeCEW Georgetown
 
Hard Times to Better Times
Hard Times to Better TimesHard Times to Better Times
Hard Times to Better TimesCEW Georgetown
 
Learning While Earning: The New Normal
Learning While Earning: The New Normal Learning While Earning: The New Normal
Learning While Earning: The New Normal CEW Georgetown
 
The Undereducated American
The Undereducated AmericanThe Undereducated American
The Undereducated AmericanCEW Georgetown
 
The Economic Value of College Majors
The Economic Value of College MajorsThe Economic Value of College Majors
The Economic Value of College MajorsCEW Georgetown
 
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degree...
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degree...Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degree...
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degree...CEW Georgetown
 
Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line
Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line
Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line CEW Georgetown
 

More Related Content

What's hot

Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020CEW Georgetown
 
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and EarningsHard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and EarningsCEW Georgetown
 
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018CEW Georgetown
 
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College MajorsWhat's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College MajorsCEW Georgetown
 
America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots
America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-NotsAmerica's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots
America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-NotsCEW Georgetown
 
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...CEW Georgetown
 
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income StudentsBalancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income StudentsCEW Georgetown
 
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...CEW Georgetown
 
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...CEW Georgetown
 
Five Rules of the College and Career Game
Five Rules of the College and Career GameFive Rules of the College and Career Game
Five Rules of the College and Career GameCEW Georgetown
 
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...CEW Georgetown
 
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College DegreesCertificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College DegreesCEW Georgetown
 
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...Victoria Hartt
 
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BAGood Jobs That Pay Without a BA
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BACEW Georgetown
 
A university degree whats it worth
A university degree whats it worthA university degree whats it worth
A university degree whats it wortholusegun ogolo
 
Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis
Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis
Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis CEW Georgetown
 
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still BehindLatino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still BehindCEW Georgetown
 
[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...
[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...
[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...Challenge:Future
 

What's hot (20)

Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
 
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and EarningsHard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings
 
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
 
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College MajorsWhat's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
 
America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots
America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-NotsAmerica's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots
America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots
 
STEM
STEMSTEM
STEM
 
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...
Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand For High School Through College Jobs 2008...
 
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income StudentsBalancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
 
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bach...
 
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Eco...
 
Five Rules of the College and Career Game
Five Rules of the College and Career GameFive Rules of the College and Career Game
Five Rules of the College and Career Game
 
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education a...
 
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College DegreesCertificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
 
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursing High-Wage Major...
 
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BAGood Jobs That Pay Without a BA
Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA
 
A university degree whats it worth
A university degree whats it worthA university degree whats it worth
A university degree whats it worth
 
Separate and Unequal
Separate and UnequalSeparate and Unequal
Separate and Unequal
 
Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis
Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis
Good Jobs That Pay without a B.A.: A State-by-State Analysis
 
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still BehindLatino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind
 
[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...
[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...
[Challenge:Future] Contribute to your future! Get the maximum of yoursellf in...
 

Viewers also liked

Hard Times Pp
Hard Times PpHard Times Pp
Hard Times PpKaire
 
Charles Dickens
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
Charles DickensSchool
 
Power point charles dickens
Power point charles dickensPower point charles dickens
Power point charles dickensaumatell
 
Final 2015 fond farewell slide show
Final 2015 fond farewell slide showFinal 2015 fond farewell slide show
Final 2015 fond farewell slide showcmccarthy2015
 
IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?
IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?
IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?Rachele Sicuro
 
Social criticism of charles dickens
Social criticism of charles dickensSocial criticism of charles dickens
Social criticism of charles dickensKees IJzerman
 
Charles Dickens
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
Charles Dickenshearddukes
 
Child labor in oliver twist
Child labor in oliver twistChild labor in oliver twist
Child labor in oliver twistbhatturvi
 
Adaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas Hardy
Adaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas HardyAdaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas Hardy
Adaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas HardyPrateek Singhal
 

Viewers also liked (20)

Plot of the novel Hard Times
Plot of the novel Hard TimesPlot of the novel Hard Times
Plot of the novel Hard Times
 
Hard Times Pp
Hard Times PpHard Times Pp
Hard Times Pp
 
Names in Dickens's Hard Times
Names in Dickens's Hard TimesNames in Dickens's Hard Times
Names in Dickens's Hard Times
 
Hard Times
Hard TimesHard Times
Hard Times
 
Charles Dickens
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
Charles Dickens
 
Power point charles dickens
Power point charles dickensPower point charles dickens
Power point charles dickens
 
Charles dickens’ novels
Charles dickens’ novelsCharles dickens’ novels
Charles dickens’ novels
 
Hard Times
Hard TimesHard Times
Hard Times
 
Charles Dickens
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
Charles Dickens
 
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
 
Presentation Charles Dickens
Presentation Charles DickensPresentation Charles Dickens
Presentation Charles Dickens
 
Final 2015 fond farewell slide show
Final 2015 fond farewell slide showFinal 2015 fond farewell slide show
Final 2015 fond farewell slide show
 
IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?
IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?
IL LIVELLO DI PADRONANZA DELL’INGLESE INFLUENZA LA TRADUZIONE DEI PRONOMI?
 
Charles Dickens
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
Charles Dickens
 
Social criticism of charles dickens
Social criticism of charles dickensSocial criticism of charles dickens
Social criticism of charles dickens
 
The Faerie Queene
The Faerie QueeneThe Faerie Queene
The Faerie Queene
 
Charles Dickens
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
Charles Dickens
 
Child labor in oliver twist
Child labor in oliver twistChild labor in oliver twist
Child labor in oliver twist
 
Chapter 6
Chapter 6Chapter 6
Chapter 6
 
Adaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas Hardy
Adaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas HardyAdaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas Hardy
Adaptation of Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas Hardy
 

Similar to Hard times 2013

The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
The Summer Surge in College Unemployment The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
The Summer Surge in College Unemployment CEW Georgetown
 
Ready for middle school
Ready for middle schoolReady for middle school
Ready for middle schoolnkyec
 
Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...
Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...
Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...Judith Baines
 
Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation
Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation
Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation Abhishek Bajaj
 
Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...
Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...
Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...Hobsons
 
College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...
College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...
College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...H. M. Iftekhar Jaim
 
The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?
The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?
The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?Mark Brown
 
College Prep One - NEW
College Prep One - NEWCollege Prep One - NEW
College Prep One - NEWsrichardson521
 
Adult Student Gains Degree, Demographic, and Motivational Insights
Adult Student Gains  Degree, Demographic, and Motivational InsightsAdult Student Gains  Degree, Demographic, and Motivational Insights
Adult Student Gains Degree, Demographic, and Motivational InsightsHobsons
 
How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...
How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...
How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...Joaquin Roibal
 
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with DisabilitiesGoing to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilitiesmilfamln
 
R Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013
R  Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013R  Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013
R Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013Dr. Roberta Fugett, Ed. D.
 
Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1
Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1
Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1Abhishek Bajaj
 
Fpt uni student presentation
Fpt uni   student presentationFpt uni   student presentation
Fpt uni student presentationEric Bui
 
Data-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad Barriers
Data-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad BarriersData-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad Barriers
Data-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad BarriersCIEE
 
Is the return to education the same for everyone
Is the return to education the same for everyoneIs the return to education the same for everyone
Is the return to education the same for everyoneIZA World of Labor
 
Valueofeducation
ValueofeducationValueofeducation
Valueofeducationpallab01pb
 

Similar to Hard times 2013 (20)

The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
The Summer Surge in College Unemployment The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
 
Ready for middle school
Ready for middle schoolReady for middle school
Ready for middle school
 
Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...
Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...
Life after University; what does the landscape look like for Black and Minori...
 
Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation
Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation
Eastern Illinois Univesity lnternational presentation
 
Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...
Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...
Measuring Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate...
 
College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...
College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...
College & Career Planning in STEM & Liberal Arts: Avoid loans, Get Scholarshi...
 
The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?
The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?
The Value of Distance Education: Burden or Blessing?
 
College Prep One - NEW
College Prep One - NEWCollege Prep One - NEW
College Prep One - NEW
 
Adult Student Gains Degree, Demographic, and Motivational Insights
Adult Student Gains  Degree, Demographic, and Motivational InsightsAdult Student Gains  Degree, Demographic, and Motivational Insights
Adult Student Gains Degree, Demographic, and Motivational Insights
 
USC 401
USC 401USC 401
USC 401
 
Degree Essay Writing
Degree Essay WritingDegree Essay Writing
Degree Essay Writing
 
How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...
How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...
How To Attend College and University for Free: 2016 Scholarship and Internshi...
 
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with DisabilitiesGoing to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities
 
R Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013
R  Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013R  Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013
R Fugett-Final Defense Presentation for April 25 2013
 
Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1
Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1
Auburn university at montgomery brochure 1
 
Fpt uni student presentation
Fpt uni   student presentationFpt uni   student presentation
Fpt uni student presentation
 
Data-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad Barriers
Data-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad BarriersData-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad Barriers
Data-Driven Decision Making in Addressing Study Abroad Barriers
 
Is the return to education the same for everyone
Is the return to education the same for everyoneIs the return to education the same for everyone
Is the return to education the same for everyone
 
Pursuing A Degree
Pursuing A DegreePursuing A Degree
Pursuing A Degree
 
Valueofeducation
ValueofeducationValueofeducation
Valueofeducation
 

More from CEW Georgetown

The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016
The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016
The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016CEW Georgetown
 
Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing
Upskilling and Downsizing in American ManufacturingUpskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing
Upskilling and Downsizing in American ManufacturingCEW Georgetown
 
Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...
Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...
Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...CEW Georgetown
 
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...CEW Georgetown
 
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...CEW Georgetown
 
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare TurmoilNursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare TurmoilCEW Georgetown
 
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and CareersCareer Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and CareersCEW Georgetown
 
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...CEW Georgetown
 
Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical EducationCareer and Technical Education
Career and Technical EducationCEW Georgetown
 
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic StormThe College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic StormCEW Georgetown
 
Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013
Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013
Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013CEW Georgetown
 
Separados y Desiguales 2013
Separados y Desiguales 2013Separados y Desiguales 2013
Separados y Desiguales 2013CEW Georgetown
 
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern EconomyA Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern EconomyCEW Georgetown
 
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020CEW Georgetown
 
The Online College Labor Market
The Online College Labor MarketThe Online College Labor Market
The Online College Labor MarketCEW Georgetown
 
African Americans: College Majors and Earnings
African Americans: College Majors and Earnings African Americans: College Majors and Earnings
African Americans: College Majors and Earnings CEW Georgetown
 
What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century Competencies
What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century CompetenciesWhat Counselors Should Know about 21st Century Competencies
What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century CompetenciesCEW Georgetown
 

More from CEW Georgetown (18)

The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016
The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016
The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing from 1940 to 2016
 
Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing
Upskilling and Downsizing in American ManufacturingUpskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing
Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing
 
Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...
Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...
Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal ...
 
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White R...
 
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...
Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majo...
 
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare TurmoilNursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil
 
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and CareersCareer Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers
Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers
 
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...
The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Reci...
 
Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical EducationCareer and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education
 
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic StormThe College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm
 
Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013
Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013
Tiempos Difíciles: Carreras universitarias, desempleo y ganancias 2013
 
Separados y Desiguales 2013
Separados y Desiguales 2013Separados y Desiguales 2013
Separados y Desiguales 2013
 
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern EconomyA Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
 
Healthcare
HealthcareHealthcare
Healthcare
 
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020
Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020
 
The Online College Labor Market
The Online College Labor MarketThe Online College Labor Market
The Online College Labor Market
 
African Americans: College Majors and Earnings
African Americans: College Majors and Earnings African Americans: College Majors and Earnings
African Americans: College Majors and Earnings
 
What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century Competencies
What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century CompetenciesWhat Counselors Should Know about 21st Century Competencies
What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century Competencies
 

Recently uploaded

LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)
LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)
LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)satyanshp7890
 
EDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdf
EDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdfEDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdf
EDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdfElizabeth Walsh
 
CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptx
CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptxCONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptx
CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptxAnupkumar Sharma
 
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati RoyThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati RoyTrushali Dodiya
 
Bayesian Analysis Fundamentals with Examples
Bayesian Analysis Fundamentals with ExamplesBayesian Analysis Fundamentals with Examples
Bayesian Analysis Fundamentals with ExamplesTushar Tank
 
Writing Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdf
Writing Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdfWriting Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdf
Writing Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdfMr Bounab Samir
 
UniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tour
UniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tourUniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tour
UniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tourUSC_Library
 
Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...
Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...
Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...Dr. Vinod Kumar Kanvaria
 
D.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdf
D.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdfD.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdf
D.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdfSUMIT TIWARI
 
FILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptx
FILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptxFILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptx
FILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptxmarielouisemiranda1
 
skeletal system details with joints and its types
skeletal system details with joints and its typesskeletal system details with joints and its types
skeletal system details with joints and its typesMinaxi patil. CATALLYST
 
LIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATION
LIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATIONLIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATION
LIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATIONSayali Powar
 
Sudden Death of Beliefs
Sudden Death of BeliefsSudden Death of Beliefs
Sudden Death of BeliefsRay Poynter
 
Intuition behind Monte Carlo Markov Chains
Intuition behind Monte Carlo Markov ChainsIntuition behind Monte Carlo Markov Chains
Intuition behind Monte Carlo Markov ChainsTushar Tank
 
Evaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptx
Evaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptxEvaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptx
Evaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptxgarvitnanecha
 
DISCOURSE: TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSE
DISCOURSE:   TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSEDISCOURSE:   TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSE
DISCOURSE: TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSEMYDA ANGELICA SUAN
 
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology- Hypertension
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology- HypertensionCardiovascular Pathophysiology- Hypertension
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology- HypertensionVISHALJADHAV100
 
Appendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptx
Appendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptxAppendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptx
Appendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptxRenuka N Sunagad
 
Uncovering Consumers’ Hidden Narratives
Uncovering Consumers’ Hidden NarrativesUncovering Consumers’ Hidden Narratives
Uncovering Consumers’ Hidden NarrativesRay Poynter
 
Media Relations for Public Relations Class
Media Relations for Public Relations ClassMedia Relations for Public Relations Class
Media Relations for Public Relations ClassCorinne Weisgerber
 

Recently uploaded (20)

LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)
LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)
LIGHT,MIRROR,REFLECTION& REFRACTION. (Optometric optics)
 
EDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdf
EDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdfEDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdf
EDL 290F Week 1 - Meet Me at the Start Line.pdf
 
CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptx
CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptxCONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptx
CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEM.pptx
 
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati RoyThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
 
Bayesian Analysis Fundamentals with Examples
Bayesian Analysis Fundamentals with ExamplesBayesian Analysis Fundamentals with Examples
Bayesian Analysis Fundamentals with Examples
 
Writing Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdf
Writing Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdfWriting Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdf
Writing Agony Letter & If type O+1 & Diphthongs + Text “Arab Science”.pdf
 
UniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tour
UniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tourUniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tour
UniSC Moreton Bay Library self-guided tour
 
Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...
Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...
Unleashing the Power of AI Tools for Enhancing Research, International FDP on...
 
D.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdf
D.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdfD.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdf
D.pharmacy Pharmacology 4th unit notes.pdf
 
FILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptx
FILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptxFILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptx
FILIPINO 7 IKATLO AT IKAAPAT NA LINGGO 3RD QUARTER.pptx
 
skeletal system details with joints and its types
skeletal system details with joints and its typesskeletal system details with joints and its types
skeletal system details with joints and its types
 
LIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATION
LIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATIONLIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATION
LIPIDS UNIT ONE BIOMOLECULE PRESENTATION
 
Sudden Death of Beliefs
Sudden Death of BeliefsSudden Death of Beliefs
Sudden Death of Beliefs
 
Intuition behind Monte Carlo Markov Chains
Intuition behind Monte Carlo Markov ChainsIntuition behind Monte Carlo Markov Chains
Intuition behind Monte Carlo Markov Chains
 
Evaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptx
Evaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptxEvaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptx
Evaluation and management of patients with Dyspepsia.pptx
 
DISCOURSE: TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSE
DISCOURSE:   TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSEDISCOURSE:   TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSE
DISCOURSE: TEXT AS CONNECTED DISCOURSE
 
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology- Hypertension
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology- HypertensionCardiovascular Pathophysiology- Hypertension
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology- Hypertension
 
Appendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptx
Appendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptxAppendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptx
Appendicular SkeletonSystem PPT.....pptx
 
Uncovering Consumers’ Hidden Narratives
Uncovering Consumers’ Hidden NarrativesUncovering Consumers’ Hidden Narratives
Uncovering Consumers’ Hidden Narratives
 
Media Relations for Public Relations Class
Media Relations for Public Relations ClassMedia Relations for Public Relations Class
Media Relations for Public Relations Class
 

Hard times 2013

  • 1. Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings Anthony P. Carnevale and Ban Cheah May 29, 2013
  • 2. Overview •  It pays to have a college degree, but not all degrees lead to the same earnings and employment levels. •  College graduates with work experience have a better chance of finding employment. •  Non-technical majors tend to have higher rates of unemployment.
  • 3. Unemployment •  Overall unemployment rates for college graduates in 2010 with work experience hover around 4.6 to 4.7 percent. •  The overall unemployment rate for recent college graduates in 2010 is higher at 7.9 percent.
  • 4. Lowest Unemployment by Major •  Unemployment rates decrease as graduates gain experience. •  The majors with the lowest unemployment are: – Nursing 4.8% – Elementary Education 5% – Physical Fitness, Parks & Recreation 5.2% – Chemistry 5.8% – Finance 5.9%
  • 5. Highest Unemployment by Major •  The majors with the highest unemployment rate are: – Political Science 11.1% – Film, Video & Photography Arts 11.4% – Anthropology 12.6% – Architecture 12.8% – Information Systems 14.7%
  • 6. Earnings •  Earnings increase in all majors as graduates gain experience.
  • 7. Highest Paying Majors •  Median earnings among recent college graduates range from $54,000 for engineering majors to $30,000 for arts, psychology and social work, and life and physical sciences. •  The highest paying majors continue to be in engineering.
  • 8. Stable and Growing Occupations •  Recent college graduates in engineering can expect comparatively low unemployment rates, from around 7.0 to 8.1 percent. •  Recent engineering graduates can expect anywhere around $51,000 per year to $57,000 per year. •  An engineering graduate degree holder can expect around $95,000 to $109,000, and unemployment ranges from 2.3 to 3.1 percent.
  • 9. Conclusion •  Attending college is the best option for finding employment opportunities.The more advanced your degree, the more likely you are to earn more. •  Not all college degrees are created equally, and what major you take matters the most.
  • 10. For more information: See the full report at: cew.georgetown.edu/HardTimes2013 Email Us | cewgeorgetown@georgetown.edu Follow Us on Twitter | @GeorgetownCEW Find Us on Facebook | Facebook.com/GeorgetownCEW Follow Us on LinkedIn | linkedin.com/company/georgetowncew