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The 13 Worst-Paying College Majors: PayScale List

First Posted: 07/28/11 09:39 AM ET   Updated: 09/27/11 06:12 AM ET

Salary data site PayScale calculated the dirt on the best and worst-paying college degrees in their annual salary survey and, according to its findings, the latter career paths include things having to do with art, children and social services. (The former list is heavy on engineering.)

Click through the full list below. And tell us in the comments section: Is your major on this list? Are you worried about future salary prospects?


Children and Family Studies
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Starting Median Pay: $29,600
Mid-Career Median Pay: $40,500
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