73 College Majors Where Most Students Get Graduate Degrees

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– Share with graduate degrees: 73.0% – Median wage early career: $40,000 – Median wage mid-career: $80,000 – Unemployment rate: 1.8% – Underemployment rate: 35.0% 

Biochemistry

– Share with graduate degrees: 69.1% – Median wage early career: $49,000 – Median wage mid-career: $95,000 – Unemployment rate: 7.7% – Underemployment rate: 34.3% 

Physics

– Share with graduate degrees: 65.3% – Median wage early career: $42,000 – Median wage mid-career: $75,000 – Unemployment rate: 4.0% – Underemployment rate: 37.9% 

Chemistry

– Share with graduate degrees: 63.4% – Median wage early career: $37,000 – Median wage mid-career: $66,000 – Unemployment rate: 4.2% – Underemployment rate: 46.1% 

Biology

– Share with graduate degrees: 62.3% – Median wage early career: $40,000 – Median wage mid-career: $46,000 – Unemployment rate: 1.9% – Underemployment rate: 11.2% 

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