Originally posted by zeeblebot
the devil is in the details. is a cabinet minister comparable to the director of a big company?
you can see how lawyers could easily rise to the top in any power structure except maybe non-legal faculty.
but what proportion of each type of position are historians?
look at the leadership of the PRC. one is a lawyer or some such, the rest are all engineers.
Oh yes, there will be local differences. That was the result across the board, though. It's just a small indication that a humanities background does not equate with lack of employability. A good humanities degree demonstrates all sorts of important skills - communication skills, ability to analyse and combine information from lots of sources, etc. And most modern courses will include things like team-working and IT skills embedded in them.
The majority of graduate jobs don't need subject specific skills.