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Declining Number of History Majors!?

According to NPR the number of history majors are on the decline.  In some schools as much as 30% .  If the information is accurate fewer people teaching and fewer qualified people writing/researching.  Now the current market tends to show an increase interest in engineering and computer science.  Those are many of the jobs tend to be at the moment.  While yes there is a demand for tech jobs but eventually many of those fields will probably be tought in public school.  Which means it will be harder to set your self apart if everyone had the same level of training. 

Not many people can analyze data track trends.  Eventually, with the decline in people majoring in a certain field will create demand.  Much like the nursing field.  Many schools limiting the number of students admitted into nursing programs thus creating hire rates in pay to attract nurses especially ones with experience and qualifications.

If I could do it again, I would still major in history.  People tend to forget all the good things that come with earning a history degree and most people are not willing to put in the work.  The other down side is people seem to want things like jobs and money to come easy.  

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