“Business Jobs” Don’t Necessarily Require Business Majors

This is well worth reading; it’s called “How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy” by Virginia Postrel:

“Not everyone is the same. One virtue of a developed economy is that it provides niches for people with many different personalities and talents, making it more likely that any given individual can find a job that offers satisfaction.”

h/t to Erica McCormack for the pointer!

 

 

Erica McCormack

One thought on ““Business Jobs” Don’t Necessarily Require Business Majors

  1. Here are the Wall Street Journal’s “Jobs Rated Almanac” picks for 2002….

    Biologist
    Actuary
    Financial planner
    Computer-systems analyst
    Accountant
    Software engineer
    Meteorologist
    Paralegal assistant
    Statistician
    Astronomer

    and in 2009, it was these…

    Mathematician
    Actuary
    Statistician
    Biologist
    Software Engineer
    Computer Systems Analyst
    Historian
    Sociologist
    Industrial Designer
    Accountant

    These are based on salary and, importantly, whether or not your hands get dirty.

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