College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs, Third Edition

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The only book that provides information on the actual jobs and earnings of college graduates in 50 majors! Based on an updated U.S. Census Bureau study of 170,000 college graduates, this handbook offers accurate and helpful information for making decisions on a college major or what to do with a degree you have. Learn which majors are the best investment, the job and salary prospects for specific majors, the employment growth rates through 2018 for particular majors, what each major s graduates do on the job, how...

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Overview

The only book that provides information on the actual jobs and earnings of college graduates in 50 majors! Based on an updated U.S. Census Bureau study of 170,000 college graduates, this handbook offers accurate and helpful information for making decisions on a college major or what to do with a degree you have. Learn which majors are the best investment, the job and salary prospects for specific majors, the employment growth rates through 2018 for particular majors, what each major s graduates do on the job, how many of a major s graduates go on to additional education, and much more. Now in its third edition, this best-selling title includes completely updated data, tables, and content. New information and tables cover how closely related graduates jobs are to their major; reasons why graduates work in jobs not related to their major; the percentages of graduates in each major working in small, medium, and large organizations; the percentage of graduates in each major working in new businesses; and graduates levels of job satisfaction when compared to graduates of other majors. Other updated chapters discuss the important steps to take before college to ensure future career success, the earnings premium related to a college education, the misinformation that exists about college costs, and the mistaken belief that the sticker price of college is the final price.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593577711
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 268,799
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Neeta P. Fogg is a research professor at Drexel University.

Paul E Harrington is a professor and the director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University.

Thomas F. Harrington is a counseling psychologist who teaches vocational psychology, career counseling, and cognitive and personality assessment courses

Laurence Shatkin has 30 years in the career information field and is th author of many career books.

Each of these co-authors has written additional career resources, is the winner of many distinguished awards, has numerous professional affiliations, and appear frequently in the media.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 What You Need to Know About the College Investment Decision, College Success, and Career Choice 1

Chapter 1 What Pays Off in High School: Pre-College Decisions and College and Career Choices 3

Chapter 2 The Psychology of Career Choice: Assessing Abilities, Interests, and Values 20

Chapter 3 The Economics of Career Choice 39

Part 2 Behavioral and Medical Sciences 73

Chapter 4 Family and Consumer Sciences 75

Chapter 5 Health and Medical Technology 82

Chapter 6 Medical Preparatory Programs 90

Chapter 7 Nursing 98

Chapter 8 Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Leisure Studies 105

Chapter 9 Pharmacy 112

Chapter 10 Physical Therapy 119

Chapter 11 Psychology 126

Part 3 Business and Administration 135

Chapter 12 Accounting 137

Chapter 13 Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and Statistics 144

Chapter 14 Economics 152

Chapter 15 Financial Management 160

Chapter 16 General Business 168

Chapter 17 General Mathematics 177

Chapter 18 Marketing 185

Chapter 19 Public Administration 192

Part 4 Education 199

Chapter 20 Elementary Teacher Education 201

Chapter 21 Mathematics and Science Teacher Education 208

Chapter 22 Physical Education and Coaching 216

Chapter 23 Preschool/Kindergarten/Early Childhood Teacher Education 223

Chapter 24 Secondary Teacher Education 231

Chapter 25 Special Education 238

Part 5 Engineering 245

Chapter 26 Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering 247

Chapter 27 Architecture and Environmental Design 254

Chapter 28 Chemical Engineering 261

Chapter 29 Civil Engineering 268

Chapter 30 Computer Systems Engineering 275

Chapter 31 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 283

Chapter 32 Industrial Engineering 290

Chapter 33 Mechanical Engineering 297

Part 6 Humanities and Social Sciences 305

Chapter 34 Anthropology and Archaeology 307

Chapter 35 Communications 314

Chapter 36 Dramatic Arts 322

Chapter 37 English Language, Literature, and Letters 329

Chapter 38 Foreign Languages and Literature 337

Chapter 39 Geography 345

Chapter 40 History 353

Chapter 41 Journalism 360

Chapter 42 Legal Studies and Pre-Law 367

Chapter 43 Liberal Arts and General Studies 375

Chapter 44 Music and Dance 383

Chapter 45 Philosophy and Religion 390

Chapter 46 Political Science, Government, and International Relations 398

Chapter 47 Sociology 406

Chapter 48 Visual Arts 413

Part 7 Natural Sciences 421

Chapter 49 Animal Science 423

Chapter 50 Biology and Life Sciences 430

Chapter 51 Chemistry 438

Chapter 52 Forestry and Environmental Science 445

Chapter 53 Geology and Geophysics 453

Chapter 54 Microbiology and Biochemistry 461

Chapter 55 Physics and Astronomy 469

Chapter 56 Plant Science 476

Part 8 Technology 485

Chapter 57 Computer Science 437

Chapter 58 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology 496

Chapter 59 Industrial Production Technology 504

Chapter 60 Information Systems 511

Chapter 61 Mechanical Engineering Technology 518

Index 525

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