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#1 Posted by edgewalker16 (2279 posts) -

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I found this article's lack of faith disturbing. I understand Fine Arts and Philosophy being on this list, but I don't know why Architecture is on here. It's a useful skill/talent to have, but the fact that the economy is bad means it's hated? It does say that it shouldn't be a hated degree, but that most employers don't like it. If you're the head of a firm, then wouldn't you LIKE seeing it? Sure, you might not need somebody at the moment, but constant interest has to be uplifting.


Here's hoping your degree isn't on the losing end.

#2 Posted by johnd13 (7889 posts) -

Computer Science is a loved degree. Yay!

#3 Posted by poptart (6822 posts) -

Architecture is good... for a firm of architects. When the economy's bad, no one's building, and if no one's building, there's no need for an architect. So kind of a dead end degree for sh!t times really, mores the pity.

EDIT: And I will add, its hated because most non-architectural employers would assume the only reason theyve received a CV from someone with an architectural degree is because theres no jobs in architecture. So whatever job theyve applied for, the reasons theyve engineered for doing so are just regarded as bullsh!t. Which is most likely true.

#4 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

In demand careers I see. Doesn't really list sciences ofc.

#5 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.
#6 Posted by Allicrombie (25114 posts) -
its the typical, "we dont need artists and philosophers and creative thinkers," BS that ends up in almost every career oriented subjective list based article.
#7 Posted by airshocker (28728 posts) -

its the typical, "we dont need artists and philosophers and creative thinkers," BS that ends up in almost every career oriented subjective list based article.Allicrombie

Unemployment numbers kind of speak for themselves, Alli.

#8 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29062 posts) -
It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.Zeviander
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.
#9 Posted by Ace6301 (21388 posts) -
Well it does take like 8 administrators as a hospital to ask someone to do the job the 8 of them were supposed to do so I can see why they're in such demand.
#10 Posted by dave123321 (33579 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"]It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.chessmaster1989
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.

wow
#11 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

I understand Fine Arts and Philosophy being on this list, but I don't know why Architecture is on here. It's a useful skill/talent to have, but the fact that the economy is bad means it's hated? edgewalker16

I think their use of the word hate isn't really fair.

My take on the architecture thing - the economy downturns, construction slows. Building refurbishment slows and all sorts. There are already plenty of architects, so some architects may have lost their jobs as a result of the economic downturn. These people probably want to get back into architecture too.

I have no idea about the scope of an architecture degree, what other sideways shifts in career would be available to such a person?

Incidentally I have a science degree, and postgraduate diploma, and I am employed in science. I feel very, very lucky and work hard to keep my job!

#12 Posted by frannkzappa (3101 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zeviander"]It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.chessmaster1989
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.

if that.

#13 Posted by Abbeten (2803 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"]It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.chessmaster1989
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.

no he was there when they handed out inflated egos and intellectual pretension
#14 Posted by thegerg (14596 posts) -
I think a big problem is that too many people feel the need to work in the field in which they hold a degree, and only that field. One of the good things about a liberal arts education is that you get an introduction into a number of different fields. By fiancee and I both have liberal arts degrees, her's in biology, mine in government studies and military sciences. She currently works as part of a DoD missile program, I've done everything from military service, to paralegal work, to (now) running my own kitchen. People need to understand the benefits of a lieral arts education, and not sit around waiting for the perfect job to come their way.
#15 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.chessmaster1989
Ouch, not even subtle about it anymore. What did I do to piss you off exactly?
#16 Posted by Aljosa23 (24539 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zeviander"]It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.chessmaster1989
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.

LOL holy sh1t

#17 Posted by Jandurin (95544 posts) -
[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.Zeviander
Ouch, not even subtle about it anymore. What did I do to piss you off exactly?

your current culture of pretentious douchebag anarcho-libertard individualism could piss off even the most levelheaded
#18 Posted by -RocBoys9489- (6191 posts) -
I'm doing sports communication; yay me!
#19 Posted by dave123321 (33579 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"][QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.Jandurin
Ouch, not even subtle about it anymore. What did I do to piss you off exactly?

your current culture of pretentious douchebag anarcho-libertard individualism could piss off even the most levelheaded

mhm
#20 Posted by BenedictArnold7 (701 posts) -
Philosophy isn't useless... it is fascinating and can certainly help you deal with life in general. I understand that it is not a popular degree if you are out to make as much money as possible, but what people seem to forget is that jobs can seriously suck. No money in the world is worth being miserable. I'd rather have a philosophy degree and teach and have enough to get by as opposed to working 60 hours a week in something I have no interest in. Another thing that ties into this is the fact that most college kids have never worked a real job and have no sense of what it's like to work for more than three hours a day. I suggest getting a full time job during the summer or something to get a taste of what it's like to actually work hard. I think it would benefit you younger folk just starting college.
#21 Posted by Jandurin (95544 posts) -
Philosophy isn't useless... BenedictArnold7
why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school
#22 Posted by BenedictArnold7 (701 posts) -
[QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... Jandurin
why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school

Clearly you have no idea what philosophy even is. This is perhaps the dumbest thing I have ever heard in response to anything.
#23 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
even when the economy is good, architecture is a very competitive field. you might be a good employee but still not get the job you want.
#24 Posted by Cloud_Insurance (3279 posts) -

bachelors of architecture are hated because of the varying focus of the program. Depending on where you attend school, their program will tend to focus on one of three aspects - historical, practical, or artistic. So when an employer is looking for an architect, they might not be getting what they want. That person might only know how to design by hand...or they might not know anything about hand drawn technique and instead only know how to use AutoCAD. Similarly, some programs ignore the practical side of architecture altogether and instead focus on an artistic approach.

#25 Posted by Cloud_Insurance (3279 posts) -

Philosophy isn't useless... it is fascinating and can certainly help you deal with life in general. I understand that it is not a popular degree if you are out to make as much money as possible, but what people seem to forget is that jobs can seriously suck. No money in the world is worth being miserable. I'd rather have a philosophy degree and teach and have enough to get by as opposed to working 60 hours a week in something I have no interest in. Another thing that ties into this is the fact that most college kids have never worked a real job and have no sense of what it's like to work for more than three hours a day. I suggest getting a full time job during the summer or something to get a taste of what it's like to actually work hard. I think it would benefit you younger folk just starting college.BenedictArnold7

In the real world it pretty much is useless. What does someone who majored in philosophy bring to the table in the corporate world? Unless you are teaching or writing, you don't possess a skill that an employer can use.

#26 Posted by jim_shorts (7320 posts) -

Communications? Really? The degree that everyone who wants to party through college picks? I always take Yahoo articles with a grain of salt, but this one I'll go a step farther and disregard altogether.

#27 Posted by GreySeal9 (23975 posts) -

[QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... it is fascinating and can certainly help you deal with life in general. I understand that it is not a popular degree if you are out to make as much money as possible, but what people seem to forget is that jobs can seriously suck. No money in the world is worth being miserable. I'd rather have a philosophy degree and teach and have enough to get by as opposed to working 60 hours a week in something I have no interest in. Another thing that ties into this is the fact that most college kids have never worked a real job and have no sense of what it's like to work for more than three hours a day. I suggest getting a full time job during the summer or something to get a taste of what it's like to actually work hard. I think it would benefit you younger folk just starting college.Cloud_Insurance

In the real world it pretty much is useless. What does someone who majored in philosophy bring to the table in the corporate world? Unless you are teaching or writing, you don't possess a skill that an employer can use.

Agreed. Philosophy is indeed fascinating, but the best way to indulge in it is to take philosophy classes as electives and learn more about it on your own time as well. Getting a degree in it is not a particularly good idea.

#28 Posted by poptart (6822 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jandurin"][QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... BenedictArnold7
why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school

Clearly you have no idea what philosophy even is. This is perhaps the dumbest thing I have ever heard in response to anything.

The musings of ancient Grecians, similar to those of stoned hipsters today in fact.

#29 Posted by GreySeal9 (23975 posts) -

Communications? Really? The degree that everyone who wants to party through college picks? I always take Yahoo articles with a grain of salt, but this one I'll go a step farther and disregard altogether.

jim_shorts

I take Yahoo articles with a grain of salt as well. Their dating/relationship articles are hilariously bad. I'd go as far as to say that following some of their relationship advice could fvck up one's relationship. There was this article called "top [insert number] ways to tell men are lying" whose advice would only succeed in making women unduly suspicious of their boyfriends.

#30 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

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I found this article's lack of faith disturbing. I understand Fine Arts and Philosophy being on this list, but I don't know why Architecture is on here. It's a useful skill/talent to have, but the fact that the economy is bad means it's hated? It does say that it shouldn't be a hated degree, but that most employers don't like it. If you're the head of a firm, then wouldn't you LIKE seeing it? Sure, you might not need somebody at the moment, but constant interest has to be uplifting.


Here's hoping your degree isn't on the losing end.

edgewalker16
I don't believe that Communications is the most loved degree: at many colleges, it is the easiest degree there. People hate Architecture BS because it is completely worthless without grad school. I think the only thing an undergrad Architecture degree is good for is to be an assistant to an Architect.
#31 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -

[QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... Jandurin
why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school

Philosophy is more than that. It helps you quote Jiddu to the uneducated folk, right before asking if they want fries with that.

#32 Posted by GreySeal9 (23975 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jandurin"][QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... tagyhag

why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school

Philosophy is more than that. It helps you quote Jiddu to the uneducated folk, right before asking if they want fries with that.

lol

#33 Posted by SUD123456 (4389 posts) -

The article is quite clear that the ranking is simply a statistical comparison to the national unemployment average. Those with less than an 8.1% unemployment rate for new grads are "loved", while those with more than an 8.1% unemployment rate are "hated'.

In reality, those adjectives are worthless as this report should just be labelled as unemployment rate for new grads by degree type. Hardly surprising about architects.

#34 Posted by Cloud_Insurance (3279 posts) -

[QUOTE="edgewalker16"]

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I found this article's lack of faith disturbing. I understand Fine Arts and Philosophy being on this list, but I don't know why Architecture is on here. It's a useful skill/talent to have, but the fact that the economy is bad means it's hated? It does say that it shouldn't be a hated degree, but that most employers don't like it. If you're the head of a firm, then wouldn't you LIKE seeing it? Sure, you might not need somebody at the moment, but constant interest has to be uplifting.


Here's hoping your degree isn't on the losing end.

Jacobistheman

I don't believe that Communications is the most loved degree: at many colleges, it is the easiest degree there. People hate Architecture BS because it is completely worthless without grad school. I think the only thing an undergrad Architecture degree is good for is to be an assistant to an Architect.

it depends on where you get the degree. In some instances getting the bachelor's degree is enough to sit for the exam to become a licensed architect.

#35 Posted by DarthJohnova (4599 posts) -

I am stunned everytime I see the Arts shunned; people think they're more progressive than they actually are. There will always be a need for the Arts.

#36 Posted by DarthJohnova (4599 posts) -
[QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... Jandurin
why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school

You would be surprised how many illiterate fvcks there are.
#37 Posted by _BlueDuck_ (11983 posts) -

Neither of my degrees made the list one way or another! I'm not useless and I don't have to deal with the pressures of extreme success!

#38 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11274 posts) -
i don't have a degree but i do have a metric sh*t ton of certifications (mostly cisco, CCENT/CCNA+security etc) more often then not my employers seem much more satisfied with my hiring once they get an idea of my work ethic. which is funny because i work with a guy that has a degree, does my exact job only poorly and yet they give that fvcker more money.pfft
#39 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11274 posts) -

Neither of my degrees made the list one way or another! I'm not useless and I don't have to deal with the pressures of extreme success!

_BlueDuck_
HOORAY FOR MEDIOCRITY ;p
#40 Posted by soulless4now (41359 posts) -

Not surprised to see Communications on there. Seems like most people aim for that degree.

#41 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

cool my degree is on the number one loved lol....1 year to go and i get to use this piece of paper:cool:

#42 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jandurin"][QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Philosophy isn't useless... BenedictArnold7
why are you getting a degree in how to read books shouldn't you have learned that in grade school

Clearly you have no idea what philosophy even is. This is perhaps the dumbest thing I have ever heard in response to anything.

Touche.

#44 Posted by zenogandia (912 posts) -

#2 bachelors in communications.

Well... looks like I'm set for life. I can't wait to graduate within 2 years and be loved by employers!

#45 Posted by TwistedShade (3138 posts) -

Considering i'm planning to go into CS, I can stand being #3.

#46 Posted by GreySeal9 (23975 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zeviander"]It's sad that people go to school these days to get a piece of paper with their name on it rather than an education. But in this economy, I do understand. Still a shame.chessmaster1989
To be fair, you don't seem to have gotten anything more out of it than a piece of paper.

Oh snappity snap snap.

#47 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

Communications? Really? The degree that everyone who wants to party through college picks? I always take Yahoo articles with a grain of salt, but this one I'll go a step farther and disregard altogether.

jim_shorts

That was my initial reaction, but maybe things have changed with the way social media has taken off. A lot of businesses have twitter/facebook accounts which need voices.

#48 Posted by mingmao3046 (2474 posts) -
that list is a joke. communications is NOT a "loved degree" by employers. lmao. once i saw that i closed out. Communications is a poverty major.
#49 Posted by Ace6301 (21388 posts) -
[QUOTE="mingmao3046"]that list is a joke. communications is NOT a "loved degree" by employers. lmao. once i saw that i closed out. Communications is a poverty major.

Architecture student detected.