History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of | Los Angeles Times | May 2016
I do not agree with “justified by the market” arguments, but, it is what it is. Grrr. Sigh.
Over the long run, however, graduates in history and other humanities disciplines do well financially. Rubio would be surprised to learn that after 15 years, those philosophy majors have more lucrative careers than college graduates with business degrees. History majors’ mid-career salaries are on par with those holding business bachelor’s degrees.