The college majors that lead to the most and least satisfying jobs, according to one study
If you are deciding your college major based on a potential future salary, you might be in for a let down.
Many college freshmen, most of whom are 18 and 19 years old, will be asked to choose a major this coming fall. And many individuals assume that the more money you make, the happier you are.
However, one of the most sought after components of a first job and a eventual career path is "satisfaction."
A new study from OneClass has collected data and provided analysis for over 150 different types of college majors. One of the primary goals is to answer this question: what percentage of those polled in each major are satisfied with their job?
Above, you can see which college majors led to the the most and least satisfied employees, according to the study. You can also see a typical early salary for each major above.
The results reveal that some of the majors that result in lower-paying salaries are actually the most satisfied with their occupation.
Meanwhile, some of those whose majors led to lucrative career salary are the most unsatisfied individuals with their chosen profession.
It is essential to note that how one defines satisfaction is subjective. Therefore, it is important to note that the organizers of the study made no attempt to define the term for the participants.
Peter Dawson is a digital reporter for our sister site the Houston Chronicle.