To the question: Does Your Major Matter? the authors of this article respond “yes” and “no”. Various studies show that engineering and tech majors are the most employable and highest paying majors immediately out of college. The story becomes more complex and counter-intuitive when you factor in long-term pay, career advancement over a lifetime, job satisfaction, and so on.
“Regular readers of our column know that we are unabashed fans
and supporters of the humanities and the creative and performing arts.
We believe that the world’s thorniest problems will not be solved–nor
will our nation be secure–without an understanding of ethics, cultures
other than our own, and what it means to be fully human. And we have
seen first-hand that students who complete liberal arts degrees have
deeply satisfying–and productive–personal and professional lives.”
*thanks to Dave Waddell for link