Grad school? Majority go into biz, ed

CNN reports on a study of the most popular graduate degrees — and finds they tend to be in two fields:

The study found a combined 51 percent of the total number of master’s degrees awarded in 2009 were in either business or education. By contrast, 7.2 percent of master’s degrees were granted in engineering, 8.6 percent were in health sciences and 4.1 percent were in either mathematics or computer science.

STEM, anyone?

  • DJ

    It is economics at work. Corporations pay for the MBA. Union contracts get teachers more money for the master’s degree. There is rarely a boost in pay solely for a master’s in a scientific field.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting point. A breakdown by age would be interesting to look at.