"There are 5,057 janitors in the U.S. with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees"

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Jim's picture

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870362820457561862209500426... Can't Pick a College Major? Create One

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A sampling of some students' D-I-Y majors

* Ethnobotany
* Magic
* Ethology (animal psychology and behavior)
* Music promotion
* Anthropology of mental health and illness
* Peace and conflict resolution
* Historical clothing
* Sociology of fashion
* Environmental racism
* Complex organizations and informational systems
* Neuroscience, human behavior and society
* Asian-American studies
* Bioethics in crosscultural perspectives

Future waiters of America

Missing from the list "women's studies"!

RPittman's picture

Jim Peet wrote:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870362820457561862209500426... Can't Pick a College Major? Create One

Quote:
A sampling of some students' D-I-Y majors

* Ethnobotany
* Magic
* Ethology (animal psychology and behavior)
* Music promotion
* Anthropology of mental health and illness
* Peace and conflict resolution
* Historical clothing
* Sociology of fashion
* Environmental racism
* Complex organizations and informational systems
* Neuroscience, human behavior and society
* Asian-American studies
* Bioethics in crosscultural perspectives

Future waiters of America

Missing from the list "women's studies"!

How about ecogastronomy (how food gets from the farm to table) offered at the University of New Hampshire?

RPittman's picture

Some waiters and waitresses pull down a good income if they work in the right environment and hustle. A good janitor, who contracts for his services, can earn a substantial income. In fact, many earn more than teachers, pastors, social workers, etc. Our mindset is skewed to thinking that more education means a higher income. Not so. One of the richest men that I've known, who was worth many millions, had a 4th grade education. On the other hand, formal education is generally necessary for certain perofessions such as medicine, law, engineering, etc. although a friend, who is an engineer, worked with a top-rated PE who did not have a degree. However, I can remember a time when a liberal arts education was thought to have value to a person apart from monetary value. What do you think?