5. Early childhood education

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $32,100Median wage mid-career: $41,000Unemployment rate: 1.7%Underemployment rate: 19.2%Share with graduate degree: 38.2%

Early childhood education majors undergo training to become teachers for students ranging from infancy through eight years old. Similar to elementary education majors, early childhood education majors are exposed to a general curriculum. Early childhood education majors have the lowest mid-career median wage on this list at $41,000.