This could explain a lot: The Daily Beast's 20 Most Useless Degrees. Well, it might, if accompanying the list was some sort of explanation, perhaps the statistics given put into context, or first person accounts of how early career choices pan frustration, failure and new strategies.
Of course, I am not surprised to see two of mine made the list, and knew they would be before looking at the link, yet I wonder why Philosophy didn't make the cut. Wonder, not surprised, under the radar and the given that it serves no practical purpose when something else than Analytic. Regardless, who wants to be told there are flaws in his logic?
A bit too defensive?