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This eye-opening book pinpoints the best majors that connect to rewarding jobs with great stability.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. This Is a Big Book, But It Is Very Easy to Use
  5. Credits and Acknowledgments
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Introduction
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. Where the Information Came From
    3. How the Majors in This Book Were Selected
    4. A Sample Description of a Major
    5. A Sample Description of a Related Job
  8. PART I: Add Security to Your College Major and Your Future Job
    1. Why Do Some Majors Provide More Security?
    2. Getting a Secure Job After Graduation
    3. Limitations of Forecasts
    4. Work Habits That Can Save Your Future Job
  9. PART II: The Best Majors Lists
    1. Best High-Security Majors Overall: Majors Related to Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings
      1. The 50 Best High-Security Majors
      2. The 20 High-Security Majors with the Best Income Potential
      3. The 20 High-Security Majors with the Best Job-Growth Potential
      4. The 20 High-Security Majors with the Best Job-Opening Potential
    2. Best High-Security Majors by Demographic
      1. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs with a High Percentage of Part-Time Workers
      2. Best High-Security Majors with a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers
      3. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs Employing a High Percentage of Women
      4. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs Employing a High Percentage of Men
      5. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs Employing a High Percentage of Urban Workers
      6. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs Employing a High Percentage of Rural Workers
    3. Best High-Security Majors Sorted by Education or Experience Required by Related Jobs
      1. The Education Levels
    4. Best High-Security Majors Sorted by Career Clusters of Related Jobs
      1. Descriptions for the 16 Career Clusters
    5. Best High-Security Jobs Sorted by Personality Types
      1. Descriptions of the Six Personality Types
    6. Best High-Security Majors by Level of Verbal and Math Skills
      1. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs that Require a High Level of Verbal Skills
      2. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs that Require a Lower Level of Verbal Skills
      3. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs that Require a High Level of Math Skills
      4. Best High-Security Majors Related to Jobs with a Lower Level of Math Skills
    7. Bonus List: The Most Important Courses for a Secure Future
  10. PART III: Descriptions of the Best High-Security Majors
    1. Actuarial Science
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    2. African-American Studies
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    3. American Studies
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    4. Anthropology
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    5. Archeology
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    6. Area Studies
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    7. Art History
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    8. Business Education
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    9. Chinese
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    10. Chiropractic
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    11. Classics
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    12. Communications Studies/Speech
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Jobs
    13. Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    14. Early Childhood Education
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    15. English
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Jobs
    16. Environmental Science
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    17. Family and Consumer Sciences
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Jobs
    18. French
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    19. Geology
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    20. Geophysics
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    21. German
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    22. Graduate Study for College Teaching
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    23. Health Information Systems Administration
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    24. Hospital/Health Facilities Administration
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    25. Humanities
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    26. Japanese
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    27. Journalism and Mass Communications
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Jobs
    28. Library Science
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    29. Mathematics
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    30. Medical Technology
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    31. Medicine
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    32. Modern Foreign Language
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    33. Nursing (R.N. Training)
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    34. Occupational Therapy
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    35. Oceanography
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    36. Optometry
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    37. Pharmacy
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    38. Philosophy
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    39. Physical Education
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    40. Physical Therapy
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    41. Physician Assisting
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    42. Podiatry
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    43. Political Science
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    44. Psychology
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    45. Public Relations
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
    46. Religion/Religious Studies
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    47. Russian
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    48. Secondary Education
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    49. Social Work
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    50. Spanish
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    51. Special Education
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    52. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    53. Statistics
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Jobs
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    54. Veterinary Medicine
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
    55. Women’s Studies
      1. Useful Facts About the Major
      2. Career Snapshot
      3. Other Programs Related to the Same Jobs
      4. Related Secure Job
      5. Related Recession-Sensitive Job
  11. PART IV: Descriptions of Related Secure Jobs
    1. Actuaries
    2. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
    3. Anesthesiologists
    4. Anthropologists
    5. Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
    6. Archeologists
    7. Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
    8. Archivists
    9. Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    10. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
    11. Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
    12. Audiologists
    13. Bailiffs
    14. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    15. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
    16. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
    17. Child, Family, and School Social Workers
    18. Chiropractors
    19. Clergy
    20. Clinical Psychologists
    21. Coaches and Scouts
    22. Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
    23. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    24. Counseling Psychologists
    25. Court Reporters
    26. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
    27. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
    28. Curators
    29. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
    30. Editors
    31. Education Teachers, Postsecondary
    32. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
    33. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    34. Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    35. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
    36. Family and General Practitioners
    37. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    38. Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    39. Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
    40. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
    41. Graduate Teaching Assistants
    42. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
    43. History Teachers, Postsecondary
    44. Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
    45. Hydrologists
    46. Immigration and Customs Inspectors
    47. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
    48. Internists, General
    49. Interpreters and Translators
    50. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
    51. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
    52. Librarians
    53. Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    54. Marriage and Family Therapists
    55. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    56. Mathematicians
    57. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
    58. Medical and Health Services Managers
    59. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
    60. Museum Technicians and Conservators
    61. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
    62. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    63. Occupational Therapists
    64. Optometrists
    65. Pediatricians, General
    66. Pharmacists
    67. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
    68. Physical Therapists
    69. Physician Assistants
    70. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
    71. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
    72. Podiatrists
    73. Police Detectives
    74. Police Identification and Records Officers
    75. Police Patrol Officers
    76. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    77. Political Scientists
    78. Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
    79. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
    80. Private Detectives and Investigators
    81. Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
    82. Psychiatrists
    83. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
    84. Public Address System and Other Announcers
    85. Public Relations Specialists
    86. Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    87. Registered Nurses
    88. Religious Workers, All Other
    89. School Psychologists
    90. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
    91. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
    92. Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
    93. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
    94. Special Education Teachers, Middle School
    95. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
    96. Speech-Language Pathologists
    97. Statisticians
    98. Surgeons
    99. Teachers and Instructors, All Other
    100. Veterinarians
    101. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  12. APPENDIX: Resources for Further Exploration
    1. Facts About College Majors
    2. Facts About Careers
  13. Index