The fact is that a bachelors in anything except engineering is arguable what a high school degree 10 years ago.
Eh... a bachelors in theater will prepare you more for a performing arts job, and a bachelors in secondary education will prepare you fairly well for a job as a teacher (though I think most have to get a masters at some point now anyway).
But yeah, any liberal arts degree is pretty non-specific.
Ummm....high school bio teacher?
The fact is, most people probably end up doing something that is irrelevant to what they majored in college.
Lab instructor at a community college.
Just think... You can do a lot more than one of those people majoring in African American Studies, Woman and Gender Studies, and other pseudoscience majors that only results in grad school. Look at other healthcare related jobs such as PA, Nursing, and so on.
I took Bio one class during high school at a cc and my lab instructor only had BS in biology, in fact if you check job listings at ccbcmd.edu they are still hiring biology lab instructors with minimum BS degrees.I think universities should put a statement like this on the application to their institutions. Maybe something like this;
"We know that you have been led to believe that your major will determine your future career. However, nothing is further from the truth. The simple fact is that unless you choose one of the approximately 5% of technical majors, you will be working at an unrelated occupation. As much as the public thinks of universities as technical schools, we are not."
Um, I have never run in to an instructor with only an undergrad degree at my cc.
My major (Humanities-related, mind you) gave ONE job: "National Auto Parts Purchaser." Wtf? To make matters worse, 86% weren't employed. What a terrible major I chose for myself.