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  1. #1 Fine Arts Majors Have A Higher Unemployment Rate Than High School Dropouts 
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    As we've demonstrated in the past, the US labor market contains vicissitudes that at times run contrary to the conventional wisdom. For example, going strictly on the percentage of people accepted vs. total number of applicants, Delta is more selective about hiring flight attendants than Harvard is when selecting its undergraduate class.

    The same is true when it comes to analyzing the value of a college degree.

    For a long time, conventional wisdom held that, in the long run, Americans would always be better served by having a college degree than not having one, because according to data, college graduates earn nearly 60% more, on average, than workers with only a high school diploma. This stat was often invoked to encourage uncertain young people to enroll, even if they didn't have a coherent long-term plan. This is one of the reasons why skyrocketing student-loan delinquencies are nearing a crisis level.

    And the latest example of this fallacious thinking comes to us courtesy of Bankrate.com, which recently conducted a study on the most- and least-profitable college majors. While actuaries earn the most on average (while also benefiting from low unemployment and little incentive to obtain a graduate degree), the study found that the "niche" fine arts majors not only earn one of the lowest average salaries of the 162 majors examined, but worse, graduates with that major struggle with a 9.1% unemployment rate.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...chool-dropouts


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    The arts are like sports-only a few make it to the professional musician or artist level. The rest either teach it or view the arts as hobbies or interests.

    I played violin as a kid. I was one of the better players in my school, but not in the entire region. I wasn't getting any music scholarships. If you are not good enough for a scholarship, you are not going to be able to make a career of it.
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    Socialists probably hate the results of that chart. They would generally spawn from the 'worst' category. Plus the 'worst 5' would generally corelate with a Top-5 degrees list for those who choose to sit around and smoke marijuana rather than study.
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