The New York Times > Job Market > Choosing a College Major: For Love or for the Money?: “Trudy Steinfeld, director of career services at New York University, tells students that majors should be less about preparing for one career and more about preparing for many options, and probably several careers, over a lifetime. She agrees with the Northeastern data showing that finance, accounting and technology degrees will lead to higher salaries. But she says she also sees liberal arts majors who become equally successful.”
this is pretty clear…. individuals can become equally successful, but the populations cannot become equally successful…. so don’t fool yourself, being the exception to the norm means you can be on the high end, or the low end, but it is more likely that you will be normal.