1. Performing arts

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $30,000Median wage mid-career: $58,000Unemployment rate: 3.7%Underemployment rate: 65.7%Share with graduate degree: 37.6%

A performing arts major encompasses a variety of visual media and performance disciplines. A few examples are theater, music, art, and dance. Potential career paths for performing arts majors include professional dancers, artists, music directors, talent agents, and actors. In addition to having the lowest early career median wages, performing arts majors have the highest underemployment rate on this list at 65.7 percent.