Case for programs
Bureau of labor statistics
The projected percent change in employment from 2021-2031 The average growth rate for all occupations is 0.5 percent per year (so 5%).
Technical writers: 6% (about as fast as the average for all occupations.)
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers: 10% (Faster than average)
Health educators (I found Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers): 12% (much faster than average)
Instructional coordinators: 7% (As fast as average)
Training and development specialists: 8% (Faster than average)
Web developers (I found web developers and digital designers): 23% (Much faster than average)
Writers and authors: 4% (As fast as average)
Public relations specialist (includes social media specialists): 8% (Faster than average)
Social and community service managers: 12% (Much faster than average)
CNN Money and Pay Scale https://money.cnn.com/pf/best-jobs/
Demand for IT security consultants are projected to grow a solid 37% between 2012 and 2022. From their 2017 survey.
Content strategist: 32%
e-learning specialist: 8%
social media manager: 9%
user interface designer: 27%
user experience designer: 13%
US News Best Jobs
Of course technical writer ranks among the best.
Reports that could provide insights and value for various arguments
Humanities Indicators of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. “The Humanities in American Life: Insights from a 2019 Survey of the Public’s Attitudes & Engagement ” 2020. general editor, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, https://www.amacad.org/humanities-indicators/survey-public-perceptions-humanities.
includes a section on the humanities in the workplace included reading, writing, use of a language other than English, working with and understanding others, and applying a historical perspective to a task.
- speaks to employers wanting to hire students with internship experience
- cumulative final project
- multiple writing assignments
Hmmmm…..we may know degrees that do that!
- 14 Jobs for English Majors That Pay At Least $60,000 (Forbes)
- Want a Job With That English Degree? (Corrigan Literary Review)
- Turning to the Humanities in Times of Crisis (The Baltimore Sun)
- How Humanities Degrees Cultivate Marketable Business Skills (Entrepreneur)
- Surprise: Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return On Investment (Forbes)
Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires (American Express OpenForum)