You don’t need a degree in petroleum engineering to get a good job. Even political science will do.
What a majority of employers are looking for is not so much a specific major but rather a set of skills that are sorely lacking in the job market. That is the conclusion of a research paper by three City University of New York (CUNY) professors in the fields of finance, business management and statistics.
Professors Hershey Friedman, Linda Weiser Friedman and William Hampton-Sosa argue that the fact that certain majors are associated with higher starting salaries may reflect not so much those majors’ intrinsic worth as the belief that those disciplines inculcate certain desired skills.