This piece by David Demming draws on multiple studies to show that initial salary advantages for STEM majors fade significantly after the first job. Liberal Arts majors catch up and even exceed their STEM peers over time for two primary reasons. First, narrow technical training often target skills that are valuable in the near term and obsolete within a decade. Liberal Arts competencies, by contrast, are valuable across fields and over time.
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*Thanks to Erin Jackson for this reference.