In class this week, a biochemistry major shared that she felt badly that as a bachelor’s degree grad she could not make as much as her brother, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication. To inject some facts into this discussion, I pulled up the 2015 report “Economic Value of College Majors” from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The report didn’t list biochemistry specifically, but Chemistry is well ahead of Communication. My student left class happy (that doesn’t always happen).
I’ve posted a figure similar to that below before, but it didn’t include Communication. Now it does. Just to show how much better my student could do than her brother.