Here's why chances of landing a dream job in America looks pretty dull

Graduates with degrees outside the traditional buckets of art, theater, music earn the second-lowest average annual salary of $40,855

Science, engineering and mathematics continue to offer the best postgraduate prospects, the study found.

Taking on student debt is a financial risk. Those in the best position to pay it off after graduation are those who study exactly such risks. Actuarial science, the formal term for the study of insurance, was ranked as the most valuable college major, according to a Bankrate.com report released on Monday. Actuarial science majors earn an average annual salary of $108,658 and have a better-than-average unemployment rate at 2.3 per cent. And at a time when student debt is at a record high, these graduates are less likely to incur the added expense of additional schooling and delayed ...