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  •  Look at my other reply (0+ / 0-)

    Your taking the highest ones within Liberal Arts. English itself is rated at a few thousand lower while both Business and International Business are above $40k. I don't know how you got that business majors don't make more.

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      Your taking the highest paying majors in liberal arts(lit) and comparing to the lowest ones in business(Plain Business and marketing). Thats not really a fair comparison. If you look at other higher-paying business majors within the school of business like finance, international business, Management information systems(which is not to be confused with IT), Supply Chain management(which happens to be my major), or Industrial Design(ID)(this one is sometimes in the engineering or tech school instead of business), they are all much higher than the highest paying LAS majors.

      The one that stands out is economics. But econ isn't really an LAS major. Its listed under business school as much as often as in LAS and for some colleges, both schools have them.

      Besides engineering, Math and hard Science get good salaries, then business, and most LAS majors are at the bottom. Realistically in today's world, that's how it is. There will always be standouts of course, but in terms of salary and employment prospects, engineering, math, science take the cake, then you have business, and then LAS.

      Payscale is by far not the only source that lists them in that order.

      •  ??? Economics is always under LAS (0+ / 0-)

        never under business. Why? Because it incorporates behavioral considerations. Ever read Adam Smith and Marx?

        But I didn't compare the highest LA majors. I was comparing the most popular ones, and I didn't compare economics or Lit. to the lowest ones. I compared Lit. and History to Business. I don't see where you found me comparing it to marketing. Where did I do that? You're putting words in my mouth. Payscale lists Business pretty clearly.

        Show me what Payscale chart you're referring to because the one I just checked is vastly different than what you're saying.

        There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

        by upstate NY on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 06:24:32 AM PDT

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    •  English make more in the median (0+ / 0-)

      and longterm.

      You're right they make less by $2k entry, but in the median term they make more by $6k.

      Whether you're calling English and History the "highest ones" or not, you can check at any school and you'll find that over 90% of LA majors are in those fields. Art History and the like are pretty small departments.

      There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

      by upstate NY on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 06:21:38 AM PDT

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