Common wisdom has it that a humanities degree leads to no career whatsoever or even to unemployment. However, a series of recent studies convincingly debug this myth:
"Humanities majors have taken their lumps on many fronts recently. Their defenders often respond with appeals to the ways in which the humanities add to the richness of life in nonmonetary ways. That is certainly true, but the humanities have been selling themselves short. In addition to adding invaluably to our culture, humanities majors are a wise financial investment as well. [...]"