Black College graduates are likely to choose low-tech majors that lead to low-paying jobs, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Twenty percent of black students Major in human services and community organization (median earnings of $39,000). They’re also over-represented in social work ($42,000), Early Childhood Education ($38,000) and psychology.
Few major in engineering, science or math. Those who do often choose the lowest-paying speciality, such as biology for black women and civil engineering for black men.
Blacks are more likely to major in the “caring” professions, such as early Childhood Education, which lead to low-paying jobs.
Two-thirds of black College Graduates are female, which surely explains some of the lean toward the “caring” and underpaid professions.
In addition, most black graduates have attended an open-admissions college that may have limited majors and inadequate counseling, the report observed.
Many Americans — and especially those who are the first in their families to attend college — think any degree guarantees a decent job and a middle-class life. Someone should tell them they’ll have trouble repaying student loans for a non-technical degree from an unselective college.
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