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  • Where college majors actually end up working

    The Atlantic Cities - 05/30/2014

    Just because you got a B.A. in graphic design doesn’t mean you won’t wind up toiling in a mortuary. Seriously: While the majority of people with designdegrees do find employment in their desired field, their next most common source of paychecks is serving as “miscellaneous managers, including funeral service.”

    So elucidates this intriguing flow diagram showing how college majors lead to different occupations. “What Are You Going To Do With That Degree?” was created by Ben Schmidt – data dude, assistant professor of history at Boston’s Northeastern University, and occasional Atlantic contributor – using info from the American Community Survey.