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These Are The 10 Lowest Paying College Majors After Graduation

Something to take into account.

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There will be a ton of factors contributing to which subject you choose to pursue in your studies.

Your main, deciding factor should probably be going ahead with something you’re truly passionate about, something you can envisage yourself doing for the majority of your life.

That being said, money can also be a pretty sizeable influence on what you may choose.

If it is money that is your biggest motivator, perhaps it would be best to steer away from the following majors. Based on information gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, these 10 degrees have the lowest average earnings.

10. Family and Consumer Sciences

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $45,000

 

9. Drama and Theater Arts

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $45,000

 

8. Elementary Education

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $43,000

 

7. Theology and Religious Vocations

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $43,000

 

6. Visual and Performing Arts

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $42,000

 

5. Teacher Education: Multiple Levels

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $42,000

 

4. Social Work

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $42,000

 

3. Studio Arts

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $42,000

 

2. Human services and Community organization

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $41,000

 

1. Early childhood education

Median annual wage (ages 25-59) – $39,000

 

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