In Georgia, and many other states, political leaders and educators have stressed the need for more college-educated workers with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math to work in related industries that command large salaries. The focus on such degrees has concerned some liberal arts educators.
U.S. Census Bureau data released last year with the top industries for liberal arts graduates younger than 35. Here are the top five professions and median salaries:
Profession Median salary
1) psychology $35,750
2) communications $41,600
3) English language and literature $38,710
4) political science and government $43,730
5) economics $52,450