Monday, June 18, 2012
GalleyCat Not Happy with These Master's Degree Rankings
Library & Information Science Ranked Worst Master’s Degree for Jobs. (GalleyCat, 6/18/2012)
Excerpt: No matter what you think, librarians need our support right now. Use our best library people on Twitter list to find the librarians working near you and go visit your local librarians. Over at Reddit, a number of librarian readers are debating the topic. We’ve included some of their thoughts below… [click on article link]
The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs. (Forbes, 6/8/2012)
Excerpt: Library and information science degree-holders bring in $57,600 mid-career, on average. Common jobs for them are school librarian, library director and reference librarian [let's allow Mia Breitkopf to help Forbes take its blinders off], and there are expected to be just 8.5% more of them by 2020. The low pay rank and estimated growth rank make library and information science the worst master’s degree for jobs right now.
Biology, chemistry and history degrees are also toward the bottom of the list—but that doesn’t mean they’re useless. If you’re passionate about these fields, the lower pay and slimmer job prospects shouldn’t deter you from pursuing a master’s.
My younger son just changed his major from zoology to history, for which he has always had a passion.