10 Reasons Not to Major in Humanities

If you look at a chart of post-graduate salaries, the liberal arts don't look very appealing. But that doesn't tell the whole story. If you study and set out to find a job in a narrow academic area, you're going to have a hard time. But if you're smart about it and do something like what Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell suggests and supplement the major with in-demand skills, you're a member of an "endangered species" who can think and write well, and for whom there's a surprising amount of demand. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 reasons not to major in Humanities.

Even students at the top colleges in the country can be surprisingly deficient when it comes to writing. That's because teaching writing isn't as mechanical as computer science. It comes with time studying the way other people think and write, writing a lot yourself, and a deep knowledge of culture and history. You don't get that from one class, or a pure engineering degree. Most statistics say that STEM majors typically make more, but that all depends on the individual situation. You can also check out 11 Highest Paying Jobs With a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

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