These college degrees get you jobs

Engineers can stay calm. A new study by labor-data firm Burning Glass Technologies published in the Wall Street Journal (paywall) suggested that only 29% of US engineering-degree majors take a first job that doesn’t need a degree. But some other graduates have it tougher.

Psychology and biology majors, for example, had a 54% and 51% chance of working jobs that don’t require college degrees, respectively. Homeland-security and law-enforcement degrees had a 65% probability of being underemployed. People who studied “culinary services” had an 81% chance of taking a job that rendered their past four years useless.

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