With student debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and graduates of four-year colleges facing an average debt of $25,000, many college students worry about whether or not their degrees will translate to employment after graduation. Can a liberal arts education lead to a job in the real world? There seems to be hope.
The average unemployment rate for a recent liberal arts graduate is 9.4 percent. This rate is higher than that of recent law grads, but lower than that of recent architecture grads.
Only 20 percent of liberal arts graduates are concentrated in any single industry. This means that they have wider range of fields that they may find jobs in. Some of the most common professions for those with degrees in liberal arts include: writer, editor, historian interpreter, reporter, marketing executive and museum curator.
In this infographic, BestLiberalArtsColleges.org explores the hope for success for one with a liberal arts degree and the ways in which students can set themselves up for an easier job search after graduation.