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Report: Blacks Choosing Low-Paying Majors

A recent report reveals that African American students are more likely to select service-oriented majors in college.

by #teamEBONY, February 16, 2016

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African Americans are graduating from college at a historically higher rate, but according to new research, they are choosing majors at the low end of the pay scale.

Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce found that Black are over-represented in service fields, such as education and social work.

Early childhood education has a median income of about $38,000 a year. It's one of the most common majors for Black students with a bachelor's degree.

Data of those earning degrees in the highest-paying majors reveal that Blacks comprise just 8 percent of engineers and 5 percent of computer science majors, who earn a median salary of $65,000. 

Read more at JET.

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