What Should You Study in College?

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If you want
to know the truth, you probably shouldn’t go to college. At
least not right away. A few years out of school will help you recover
your personality from years of highly incentivized conformism and
probably will help you get into a better school.

And if you
are going to college, you might want to consider studying something
esoteric and useless, like ancient Greek philosophy. This is especially
true if you can manage to get a college education without accumulating
too much debt.

But for most
of us, debt is a reality of college education. Which naturally makes
us ask – what jobs pay the best? Of course, you can make lots
money by being truly outstanding in any field. But betting that
you’ll find your way at the very top of your field is a big
gamble to take. For those of you a bit more risk adverse, the real
question is: which majors result in the highest median pay?

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September
10, 2009

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