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Disengaged at work? Probably a business major

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Recent college grads who majored in business are least likely to express strong interest in the work they do now, according to a recent Gallup survey.

Compared to employees who majored in other disciplines—social sciences/education, sciences/engineering and arts and humanities—business majors reported less enthusiasm for their work, regardless of the career paths they chose.

Career interest by college major

% of 2000-2014 graduates strongly agreeing “I am deeply interested in the work that I do.”

Social sciences / education  40%

Sciences/engineering  38%

Arts & humanities  36%

Business  34%

Source: CareerBuilder survey, May 2014

Business is by far the most common field of study among undergraduates, with nearly a fifth of all college graduates saying they majored in the subject.

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