Activities Engaged in as Part of Principal Job by Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Holders (as Compared to All Bachelor’s Degree Holders), 2015Back to table of contents
Humanities graduates are similar to the entire population of bachelor’s degree holders with respect to the likelihood that they engage in key work activities. The share of humanities majors who reported spending more than 10% of their time on managerial and supervisory activities was identical to the share among all fields (58%). Humanities majors were somewhat more likely to be engaged in teaching as well as sales and marketing work and somewhat less likely to be doing STEM-related activities (basic and applied research, design, computer programming, and production), though the share of humanities majors engaged in each of those activities was close to the percentage for all graduates.1
- 1Original analysis by the Humanities Indicators of data from the National Science Foundation, National Survey of College Graduates, 2015.