20-worst-paying-college-degrees-in-2010: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
It includes working with kids, art, music, and culinary pursuits. The article says to tap the highest level of pay, one should be taking courses that involve a lot of math.
A conversation from this could head in many directions:
- What are our cultural values, embodied in which fields we are willing and able to pay higher prices for and which fields are less rewarded? Do the financial rewards we hand out to various occupations align with what our culture claims to value?
- Where does salary/financial reward rank in terms of career satisfaction?
- Are college degrees worth the money invested in them nowadays? (...considering that my first year of tuition was $18K, at a prestigious liberal arts school, and that is now the typical price for a basic state school and the school I attended is somewhere around $36K a year, not counting living expenses) Or are they now just mandated worthlessness since everyone is expected to go but the knowledge acquired isn't very useful?