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Well as a computer science graduate and also a software engineer, i can say that the author of this article does not know the difference between Software engineering and Computer engineering. A computer engineer doesn't work as a software engineer, but rather a " computer hardware engineer". Computer science is the discipline that is most related to software engineering. I understand that the term engineering of " software engineer " can throw many people off the bus.You will have a better chance to work as a software engineer with a computer science degree than a computer engineering degree because computer science is 75 percent software degree and 25 percent hardware whereas computer engineering is about 35 percent software.This is coming from someone who is actually working in the field, not some liberal art know it all
The unfortunate fact is that this is not news, and these are popular majors where the postgraduate competition for limited job openings is fierce. You can't get a teaching job in New York because everyone knows it's a solid, excellent job that EVERYONE wants. Call it news when it's the top eight highest-paid college degrees that have flown under the radar (like atmospheric science and physics)
Each generation must realize that their education should address the needs of their times. The students must separate .....what I want to do from what I must do (to get a job) . Example....I want to be an attorney vs an MBA which is accounting based. Get the MBA first then if you want to continue to become an attorney, do so while you are employed as a CPA. Make the foundation first , then make the house.Consider extrinsic first, then consider intrinsic. (during these hard times)
Economics is a social science.
What are the chances in of a fresh college graduate getting a job in those fields? And how does that number differ from state to state?
Near zero from what I've heard, if the degree is nursing. As for the others, it appears that if it can be done in India save your money.
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Is this article stating economics is the same major as business?...They are completely different. Econ majors are not required to take courses like accounting, marketing, communications etc. Instead, classes focus on mathematics and statistical modeling. It is a very misunderstood subject, mostly equated to finance, political science or business. Economics is useful in those settings, and the courses are often designed around them. But, these are examples and the subject is not limited there, it can be applied anywhere. Econ provides a toolbox for analysis, a methodology for explaining the world around us (mostly with equations). Very much like any other science, economists observe, collect, and analyze data. In the last few decades it has evolved to an experimental science as well, recreating markets to test the basic assumptions of modern economics. Business, on the other hand, is exactly as it advertises. It does typically include economics courses, but my university required only micro and macro econ, which represents a small portion of the major. The skills required in business are manifold, the graduate leaves with a broad experience that prepares them well for the workplace. Economics is much more focused and scientific. Not saying that either is better, but they are not the same. I happen to be an econ major who works as a business analyst at a major nonprofit healthcare organization, which sticks me right in the middle. Though I am bringing in statistical analysis, because I just can't leave all that valuable data sitting there unused :)