Future indicators

May 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

Is a college education worth the money? : The New Yorker:

The safest of all degrees to be acquiring this year is in accounting: forty-six per cent of graduates in that discipline have already been offered jobs. Business majors are similarly placed: forty-four per cent will have barely a moment to breathe before undergoing the transformation from student to suit. Engineers of all stripes—chemical, computer, electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental—have also fared relatively well since the onset of the recession: they dominate a ranking, issued by Payscale.com, of the disciplines that produce the best-earning graduates. Particular congratulations are due to aerospace engineers, who top the list, with a starting salary of just under sixty thousand dollars—a figure that, if it is not exactly stratospheric, is twenty-five thousand dollars higher than the average starting salary of a graduate in that other science of the heavens, theology.

Part of the momentum of money and finance based industry, and it’s hints about the anticipated (like now) future.

Douglass Carmichael Doug@dougcarmichael.com

Stanford MAHB, Stanford Strategy Studio, Media X
Shakespeare and Tao Consulting

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