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    Underemployment High Among Business Majors

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    Job seekers with a bachelor’s degree in business administration have a harder time finding employment in their field of study.

    Job seekers with a bachelor’s degree in business administration have a harder time finding employment in their field of study.

    According to a recent study by PayScale, business admin is the head of their Top 10 most underemployed majors.

    Faring slightly better but also in the top 10 underemployed majors are much maligned fields of study like psychology, English, and theater.

    Business, of course, seems like a solid and promising choice, but that’s part of the problem.

    The field has simply become oversaturated. With fewer students specializing in areas like accounting and finance, there is currently a greater supply of major’s graduates than there is demand for them.

    Another obvious issue is the country’s larger employment picture. Says PayScale’s lead economist, "In today's economy, having a college degree no longer guarantees placement into a white collar job.”

    Job seekers wishing to stack the deck a bit in their favor should avoid Las Vegas, Fort Meyers, and Memphis. All three were included in the cities with the biggest underemployment problems.