Wall Street Journal: Art Grads Enjoy High Earnings and Career Satisfaction, Low Unemployment

The Wall Stree Journal recently reported the results of a 2011 Georgetown University study showing that the unemployment rate in the first two years for those graduating with bachelor of fine arts degree is 7.8%, dropping to 4.5% for those out of school longer. The median income is $42,000.

“Artists’ income is comparable to other liberal-arts majors,” noted Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. “They do a little better than psychology majors, since counseling and social work is a very low-wage occupation.”