Oct 14th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
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Only 26 percent of psychology majors are satisfied with how their career is going -- the lowest satisfaction percentage among all college majors.
surveyed 10,800 workers who graduated college between 1999 and 2010 on their level of job satisfaction
. It found that psych majors really stood out in their career dissatisfaction. The second-lowest-rated of the 20 majors surveyed were people who studied environmental engineering and economics; only 40 percent of college graduates holding those degrees stated they were satisfied with their career.
The majors with the highest rate of career satisfaction were chemical engineering and management information systems, both at 54 percent.
PayScale only included in its survey folks who actually had jobs, which could explain why the largely useless majors of English and history (44 percent of the graduates with either degrees reported high job satisfaction) were able to finish so far ahead of psychology.