An interdisciplinary major might be the best answer to the problem today of finding work with a liberal arts degree. Today, there are more college graduates than there are jobs available that require the type of college degree or major most college graduates have.
Why did I ever get a graduate degree in writing poetry, fiction, and plays? The answer is because college then only cost $94 per semester for full-time courses.
And back then I knew people with tenured full-time jobs in quiet college libraries with graduate educational technology degrees. They retired with pensions and spent summers traveling in Europe.
Now, changes have created a need for colleges to have better job training. For those with the interest in liberal arts, there’s that plan B alternative, the interdisciplinary major, where job skill training is a reality if you choose the right courses, such as medical journalism and technical writing for English majors with educational technology minors.