7 High Paying Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors

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In an evolving job market where the demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills is growing rapidly, your liberal arts degree might seem useless.

Good news: it’s not. Problem-solving, teamwork, and strong written and verbal communication skills are hallmarks of a liberal-arts education. Fortunately, they’re also indicators of a great job candidate. 

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, investor Mark Cuban predicted that automation and artificial intelligence will result in widespread job displacement

He argued that one solution to this problem lies in interdisciplinary, critical thinking: “I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you…you need [different perspectives to analyze it].”

We’ve gathered a list of seven lucrative jobs that value a well-rounded education and an interdisciplinary skillset. Some are end-game jobs. A couple are accessible straight out of college. All have one thing in common: access for liberal arts majors.

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2 Comments

  1. Today you often hear people talking bad about liberal art degrees. People often state people with liberal art degrees do not make a good living and are useful which is false. Liberal Art degrees are actually very important. Many people went into the STEM field because of the demand. In the article “7 High Paying Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors” Mark Cuban in a Boomerang interview states: “I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you…you need [different perspectives to analyze it].” People who major in Liberal Arts learn how to analyze perspectives and work with others during their academic career. Liberal Arts majors learn lot of people-oriented skills throughout their time in college while STEM majors classes are all science and or math based. Unless STEM majors double majored or minored in liberal arts this is where liberal arts majors have the advantage. Ten years from now, there’s going to be a lot of people in the STEM field because of the need for them now that there will not be enough liberal arts majors. Considering the potential decrease of the amount of people with liberal art degrees in the future it is understandable why the estimated salaries are very high.
    In conclusion, with the huge increase of STEM careers now theres a potential increase in Liberal Art careers in the future. There is going to be a need for people who know how to work well with others and communicate efficiently and Liberal Arts majors will be the ideal candidates.

  2. I keep hearing how a liberal arts degree is useless when entering the job market. What can you with a philosophy degree? Many will say become a philosophy professor and become a pizza deliverer. What I also hear is the importance of a liberal arts education. To have a general education where you connect what you have learned in different disciplines. I personally think why would students graduate with a liberal arts degree and not be sure what they can do with it? Honestly, I think liberal arts will little by little be disappearing in the world. Where most certain fields involve STEM. Technology continues to change and advance. I do not think there will be a place for a graduate with a liberal arts degree. Many parents push their children to try to enter the STEM field or something similar. They think it would be better for them to learn something that can use in the future. A liberal arts degree can prepare you for general skills, but I do not think it would be suited 20 years from now.

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