My major in English

Was like money in the bank.  No regrets.  From Forbes.

Majoring In The Humanities Does Pay Off, Just Later
Majoring in the humanities seems like a bad idea these days. Employers don’t want to hire you, we hear, and when they do, they pay poorly (I’ve written three stories saying as much in the last two weeks). But a new study out today gives hope to liberal arts graduates. While they may not earn as much as professional and pre-professional majors like nurses and business majors when they first get out of school, by the time they are 56-60 years old, considered their peak earning years, they make an average of $66,000, which is $2,000 a year more than those with professional degrees. They still don’t do as well as engineers and those who trained in math and the physical and natural sciences, who earn as much as $32,000 more on average. But at least humanities graduates hold their own. 
The numbers come from “How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment,” a joint project by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), a group that supports liberal arts education for undergraduates, and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.


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