4. Family and consumer sciences

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $32,000Median wage mid-career: $50,000Unemployment rate: 4.3%Underemployment rate: 44.6%Share with graduate degree: 32.5%

A family and consumer science major teaches students about the relationship between individuals and their family, work, and community lives. Many students in this major become family and consumer science teachers, but others also work in human resources, nonprofit organizations, school services, and more. The mid-career median wage of $50,000 is about 26 percent lower than the mid-career median wage for all bachelor’s degree holders.