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College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs Third Edition

The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 50 College Majors

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College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs Third Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-771-1
$28.95

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Pages: 560

Edition: Third

Copyright: 2012

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Author(s):
Neeta P. Fogg, Ph.D., Paul E. Harrington, Ed.D., Thomas F. Harrington, Ph.D., and Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.

Overview

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This is 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 choosing college majors or deciding what to do with a degree that’s already been earned.

Readers will discover which majors are the best investments, 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 updated data, tables, and content. New information and tables cover how closely related graduates’ jobs are to their major; reasons graduates work in jobs not related to their majors; 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.

For additional aid in choosing college majors, the Editors at JIST recommend using the College Majors Scorecard. With an innovative, detachable scorecard design, the College Major Scorecard is easy to score and easy to interpret. It provides suggestions and worksheets for further research and matches up directly with the College Majors Handbook.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: What You Need to Know About the College Investment Decision, College Success, and Career Choice
Part 2: Behavioral and Medical Sciences
Part 3: Business and Administration
Part 4: Education
Part 5: Engineering
Part 6: Humanities and Social Sciences
Part 7: Natural Sciences
Part 8: Technology

Author Bio

Neeta P. Fogg, Ph.D., is an economist at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. Her research has focused on the relationships among educational attainment, academic ability, and labor market outcomes for the U.S. Department of Education and the Massachusetts Department of Education. Fogg often speaks on youth-related labor market issues to a variety of workforce and education-related audiences.

Paul Harrington, Ed.D., is an economist at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University who specializes in the economics of education and career development. He often speaks on youth-related labor market issues to a variety of workforce and education-related audiences.

Thomas Harrington, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist who teaches vocational psychology, career counseling, and cognitive and personality assessment courses. Harrington has received The Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association (NCDA). This award is considered NCDA’s highest honor and is awarded at the annual conference each summer. Thomas Harrington is a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international career development conferences.

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

For interview requests or questions about any of these authors, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.