The value of a college education continues to be examined in the real world. In addition to being saddled with student loans, graduates and even experienced workers face a lackluster labor market. While a degree is still considered an advantage, the right major can make all the difference between happily employed and woefully underemployed in today’s job market.
Some majors are clearly failing. Millions of Americans are underemployed, according to a new report from PayScale. The information firm finds 46% of workers across all age groups believe they are underemployed. The feeling is shared among both male (43%) and female (49%) workers.
In general, you’re more likely to feel underemployed if you’ve achieved a lower level of education — no higher than an associate’s degree, or high school diploma. However, that doesn’t mean a bachelor’s degree is your ticket to employment bliss. Let’s look at the 15 worst college majors for today’s job market.
14. Health Sciences
13. Exercise Science
12. Animal Science
11. Creative Writing
10. Human Development & Family Studies
8. Health Care Administration
7. Studio Art
6. Radio/Television & Film Production
5. Project Management
4. Criminal Justice
1. Physical Education Teaching