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With lots of high school graduates preparing for college, it might be a good idea to share this info before they decide what they do with the rest of their lives, right? Thought so…grad

There is a study conducted by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, that looked at 2010 and 2011 salaries and unemployment rates among college grads between the ages of 22 and 26. The startling conclusion was that some majors have starting salaries no better than the average salary of a high school graduate, which is about $29,900 a year….oh…but you’ll be in debt up to your eyeballs from college tuition. GREAT.

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So before you solidify your life decisions…..check this out:

Below are the 10 worst-paying majors, with average starting salaries and unemployment rates.

10. Music
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 9.2 percent.

9. Film Video and Photographic Arts
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 12.9 percent.

8. Liberal Arts
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 9.2 percent.

7. Psychology
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 7.6 percent.

6. Philosophy/Religious Studies
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 10.8 percent.

5. Social Work
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 6.6 percent.

4. Fine Arts
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 12.6 percent.

3. Physical Fitness / Parks Recreation
Starting Salary: $30,000.
Unemployment Rate: 8.3 percent.

2. Anthropology / Archaeology
Starting Salary: $28,000.
Unemployment Rate: 10.5 percent.

1. Drama / Theater
Starting Salary: $26,000.
Unemployment Rate: 7.8 percent.

But let’s face it, in the end, no matter what major you pick, after college we all go into the world as broke/crazy-in-student-debt college grads.

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