For the first time, the US Census Bureau has analyzed earnings by type of degree and occupation. In a report released Thursday, the bureau found wide gaps in lifetime earnings between those with technical bachelor’s degrees and those who graduated with majors in the arts, humanities, and education. An engineering major working in business management will earn an estimated $4 million over a working life of 40 years, more than three times what an artist with an arts degree can expect to take home
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