Merry Christmas! Hope you all had a good holiday.
Right before I ran off to my yoga class the other day, my cousin sent me this article about the most unwanted degrees in the US. So I thought I would share here with you: Don't Bother Earning These Five Degrees.
"Unwanted Degree #1 = Architecture
Earning a bachelor's in architecture might impress a lot of people, but according to a 2012 study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, "Hard Times, College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal," it might not impress a lot of employers. And that can be tough to take, says Lynn, since architecture is such an industry-specific major. "If there's not a job offer waiting when you graduate, then it can be very frustrating because it can be very hard to maneuver into another career path with this degree due to its narrow focus," says Lynn.
Perhaps that's the reason the "Hard Times" study found a 13.9 percent unemployment rate among recent architecture grads. The study's co-author, Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, says this is due to the national collapse in the housing industry."
This is not news at all, but this article to me is very misleading. First of all, I don’t think there is a most wanted/unwanted degree. The most wanted major to a bank is obviously finance, but, to an architectural firm, it would be architecture. I would like to believe that we are into this profession for our passion. For those that don't have a passion for architecture, I don't know why you would pick this industry. So yes go ahead and get that
Business Administration degree like it says in the article. Those of us that studied for that five years stayed for a reason.
Continue the discussion on architecture degree after the break.
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