“..If you’ve already decided on another major, though, you might still be in good shape for a big payoff of another type, as Fortune magazine notes:
Despite relatively modest median pay of $44,000, well below the roughly $54,000 average for all 58 fields of study – English majors report job satisfaction that is on a par with that of people who make far more money.
Likewise, recent grads who majored in history, although they earn $48,000 on average — and often end up working in unrelated fields like sales and marketing —
- report higher-than-average satisfaction with their chosen path…”
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