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Your Major Matters: How You Can Strengthen Employment Prospects

There’s been plenty of talk, rightfully, of how colleges and universities are complicit in the situation many college graduates find themselves in–unemployed or underemployed and facing a staggering level of student loan debt. Youth unemployment is at 18.1%, the highest it’s been since 1991 — when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track.  And for blacks it’s nearly double, at 31%. Which leads to a crude but, unfortunately, true calculus: Black students have the least amount of wiggle room, and by choosing a major that is more in demand, they have the most to gain. So they must take that responsibility seriously. They can’t afford not to.

Editor’s Note: Earlier in the week BE Next posted an excerpt from an Aol Jobs article that answered the question “Which College Majors Lead to Higher Unemployment?” and now BE Next contributor, John Wilson is giving you his picks for the most in-demand majors that lead to the most lucrative employment after you earn your degree.

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