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Everyone who’s not a scientist always seems so shocked that I can’t find meaningful employment in spite of having an advanced degree in theoretical physics, so you know what? Fuck it.

From now on, I’m just going to tell everyone that I had my physics license suspended after I accidentally used the Large Hadron Collider to rip a hole in the fabric of the time-space continuum. 

If you’re a recent college graduate, you might want to rethink taking that coffee shop job before getting your career in gear.

Taking a job you’re overeducated for — sometimes known as “underemployment” — can have negative lasting effects on your future earnings, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study found that overeducated workers could expect 2.6% to 4.2% lower wages for years, even after finding a job suitable for their skills.

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Why aren’t those two a couple yet?

The Most Underemployed College Majors

No. 1 Criminal Justice
% Underemployed: 62.4%
Starting median pay: $32,500
Feel underpaid: 78.7%

No. 2 Business Management & Administration
% Underemployed: 60%
Starting median pay: $44,300
Feel underpaid: 81.2%

No. 3 Health Care Administration
% Underemployed: 57.6%
Starting median pay: $43,800
Feel underpaid: 83.8%

No. 4 General Studies
% Underemployed: 54.5%
Starting median pay: $32,100
Feel underpaid: 76.1%

No. 5 Sociology
% Underemployed: 52.5%
Starting median pay: $38,900
Feel underpaid: 79.4%

No. 6 English Language & Literature
% Underemployed: 52.1%
Starting median pay: $39,700
Feel underpaid: 75.3%

No. 7 Graphic Design
% Underemployed: 51.5%
Starting median pay: $37,300
Feel underpaid: 84.6%

No. 8 Liberal Arts
% Underemployed: 50.3%
Starting median pay: $34,200
Feel underpaid: 64.9%

No. 9 Education
% Underemployed: 50%
Starting median pay: $40,500
Feel underpaid: 73.6%

No. 10 Psychology
% Underemployed: 49.5%
Starting median pay: $38,200
Feel underpaid: 70.7%

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/08/13/the-most-underemployed-college-majors/