Monday, March 28, 2005

Biblical Studies Pays Poorly

According to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, workers in this country without a highschool diploma earn on average $18,734, with the diploma $27,915, with a bachelor's degree $51,206, and with an advanced degree $74,602. Thus a college degree nearly doubles the annual income. I live in the South, which has the lowest percentage of highschool and college graduates. About a quarter of people in this country get a college education. On a personal note, I would appear to be underpaid.I have a Ph.D. and earn just over $40,000, not even close to the average income of people with just a bachelor's degree. So, kids, don't go into biblical studies for the money. I do love my job though.

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