Nobody sets out to have a busted career, of course, but a lot of workers drift into unrewarding careers because of the college major they choose and the narrow pathways it may lead to if they don’t branch out or build new skills. And now, new data from compensation-research firm Payscale reveals which majors are most rewarding, as well as most disappointing.
The majors that lead to satisfying and lucrative careers aren’t surprising. Twelve of the 20 majors that lead to the most highly paid jobs are engineering specialties, while most of the rest involve math and science. And most majors associated with high pay score above the median when people are asked whether they’d recommend their major to others, and whether they find their work meaningful. (High pay, no doubt, contributes to a positive impression of one’s college major.)
Below is a list of professions least likely to be recommended by those who have chosen them.
The usual suspects are there of course, art being the most obvious. Those professions which rely heavily on welfare subsidies, like art, are generally viewed as parasitic. Sorry artists - it's not that we don't appreciate your skill - it is simply that we resent having to pay for people to live off of what some would call a hobby or personal passion which every society should enjoy but no society should be forced to subsidize financially.
But I want to point your attention to the category of Anthropology. What is Anthropology? Here is partial definition from Wikipedia:
Anthropology is a global discipline where humanities, social, and natural sciences are forced to confront one another. Anthropology builds upon knowledge from natural sciences, including the discoveries about the origin and evolution of Homo sapiens, human physical traits, human behavior, the variations among different groups of humans, how the evolutionary past of Homo sapiens has influenced its social organization and culture, and from social sciences, including the organization of human social and cultural relations, institutions, social conflicts, etc.Dictionary.com defines Anthropology like this:
1. the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.Both Wikipedia and Dictionary.com define Anthropology with the deep-time 'people are animals' presupposition being the predominant axiom upon which the major rests. And this new study confirms that people who fall prey to this waste of education and money are not happy and not eager to recommend it to others, or as the article puts it are "most disappointed."
2. the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
On the other hand...
When we observe the categories which people find most satisfying, both in personal reward and financial remuneration, we see a very different picture.
Notice he that the word 'engineering' comes up quite often. As we have often said here at PPSIMMONS, there is no useful scientific discipline which requires the belief that people are animals which evolved from fish. Again, from dictionary.com:
1. the art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences, as physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships, and chemical plants.
Practical application? Construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships, and chemical plants? Now that's useful! And absolutely none of that requires the belief in deep-time evolution. In other words, all of the useful, rewarding, satisfying, and most demanded areas of study can all be done without believing in evolution. And these numbers confirm it.
Practical engineering is, at its most basic level, creation science. I suppose that's why it also happens to be the most satisfying. Having been created in the image and likeness of God, who is the ultimate 'creation scientist' and father of all useful engineering disciplines, we are only most happy and most satisfied when we are acting in line with the intended design of the master engineer.
Read the entire Yahoo! Finance article here.