So we can see that of the 173,849 graduates in Economics:
- 37,043 became accountants and auditors
- 32,303 became financial managers
- 23,872 became chief executives
- 36,842 became managers
- 43,789 became lawyers
So just under 14% of the kids graduating in economics became CEOs. Now there were 160,706 people identified as chief executives in the dataset. So 14% of econ grads became just under 15% of all CEOs. Accountants were also overrepresented among CEOs. General business majors were underrepresented among CEOs; they were more likely to be retail salespersons or first-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers than to hit the head office.
Alas, the chart isn't great for major-selection purposes. We can't see the proportion from each major reporting unemployment, for example. But it can help with Avenue Q's question. What can you do with a B.A. in English? By plurality: go on to teach at elementary and middle schools.
HT: Fab Rojas