Recreation, Architecture, and Other Majors With High Unemployment Rates

July 25, 2012  |  

Just because you get a college degree, it doesn’t necessarily mean a job will be waiting for you after graduation. The job market is a tough one right now and there are some areas of study that simply aren’t paying off. has compiled a list of seven college degrees that have high unemployment rates, based on a recent report from the Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Recreation is number five on the list with an 8.3 percent unemployment rate.

“The job involves creating programs for individuals and communities, as well as managing programs within the leisure services industry. Graduates often work at hotels and resorts, parks, and camps,” the article says. However, these jobs are mostly available to those who already have experience. The lesson here: Only choose to major in recreation if you want a lot of time for recreational activity.

Another degree on the list, somewhat surprisingly, is architecture. Those looking for a career in this area have been impacted by economic difficulties in the construction and building businesses.

To learn about the rest of the college degrees on the list, click through to

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