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Another video in my most useless degree series, the most useless STEM majors. In this video we will be talking about STEM majors that sound like they might be good college degrees, but they aren’t!


Check out the best stem degrees video and the STEM degree tier list video for more information on STEM degrees. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (Math). These are known as being some of the better degrees when compared to others and there is a lot of truth to that, but it’s not that simple. There are many STEM degrees that aren’t that good so as always, it’s worth it for you to do your research.

These videos are for entertainment purposes only and they are just Shane’s opinion based off of his own life experience and the research that he’s done. Shane is not an attorney, CPA, insurance, or financial advisor and the information presented shall not be construed as tax, legal, insurance, safety or financial advice. If stocks or companies are mentioned, Shane might have an ownership interest in them. Affiliate links may be present, the offers and numbers presented may change over time so please make sure to confirm that the offer is still valid. Some offers mentioned may no longer be available or they have been changed. Please don’t make buying or selling decisions based on Shane’s videos. If you need such advice, please contact the qualified legal or financial professionals, don’t just trust the opinion of a stranger on the internet and always make sure to do your own research and enjoy this family friendly content.

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  1. And a shoutout to all my loyal fans who gives me awesome video ideas/suggestions. Keep them coming guys! 😁

  2. Miguel Plata - September 3, 2020

    Biology isn't useless, it's just really hard to get a job without experience and higher degrees. I'm doing my
    master in Biotech in Australia, I did get a scholarship so the pressure to succeed it's a little lower. I must say it's not that Biology is a waste of time money, but it's not for everyone, if you want quick results or climb the ladder faster then don't get into it. The problem is they think this degree on it's own is going to open many doors for them and that's not true, you have to get a master or a PhD otherwise your field is too big to work on it's own.

  3. Cheesychos Cheeto’s - September 3, 2020

    Can you make a video about medical tech programs like dental hygiene, mri, sonography?

  4. bigben2493 - September 3, 2020

    You should put the exact link of the PayScale chart of the 800 plus degrees to help us find it better, thank you!

  5. FinnSalsa - September 3, 2020

    Number 2 – Library and Information Science Le Gasp!
    It's interesting to see how low it is in the American list. It's a pretty badly paying job also here where I live but at least my university is free. It's definitely a job that's meant specifically for those who are really passionate about working in a library, such as yours truly.
    Very interesting and informative! Thanks for the video! 😀

  6. Amy Wilson - September 3, 2020

    I know teachers don't get paid really well, but someone has to do it, and education degrees do at least prepare you for a specific career path (and you are legally required to have a college degree to teach in a public school; it's not like there's a way to pursue this career path without a college degree). Most people who get those degrees already know the jobs aren't high-paying. Also, you seem to be criticizing "specific" education degrees, but there is no such thing as a general education degree. Like, you can't get certified to teach every subject K-12; that's not how the education system works. In most states you can either be an elementary school teacher, or you can pick a specific subject to teach in grades 6-12. If colleges offered some sort of general education degree, that would be even less useful than the specialized education degrees.

  7. AJ • - September 3, 2020

    I’m literally about to go to school to get my teaching credential and I want to teach middle school 😂 It’s going to be wild and full of hormonal drama but I think it can also be fun. Kids that age are truly unique lol

  8. Ling Lee - September 3, 2020

    I did a math degree (General math and statistics degree – not teaching) and that was a good basis to follow onto a Masters programme in Finance. Others have do a Masters in data science / Actuary / Real Estate Investment . Is a good base degree that is respected by a lot of employers.

  9. Asgard Thor - September 3, 2020

    Great video man!
    But I think the problem with these is that they do not equip their students with the correct skills the students need to pursue a good job:
    Eg: Calling zoology "animal science" and making people think they're the same but they are not. Zoology teaches students actual science and analysis of animals' behaviours but animal science; its there for the college to make some more money…
    (Not sure if this strategy would work anywhere else in the world)

  10. Aaron BlackHorse - September 3, 2020

    It’s sad how state regulations make you go to college to ensure or validate your experience in the field, particularly in Mortuary Science where in California you need an Associates in Mortuary Science to actually take the state license exam to officially have the title.

  11. shameen anwar - September 3, 2020

    ok so i went and looked at the website and according to it biosciences ranks 46, there is still some hope for me sigh of relief

  12. Zelani - September 3, 2020

    Do you think engineering physics is a good degree? I'm really interested in it at the moment, and from the research I've done, it seems decent, but I'd like to be sure I'm not making a huge mistake

  13. Robert A - September 3, 2020

    I didn’t even know that degrees like these existed. 😭

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  15. Emma Anastassova - September 3, 2020

    Can you make a video about the more "engineering focused" biology majors such as biotechnology, biomedical engineering and biomedical sciences?

  16. Clear Light - September 3, 2020

    Lol aye who can come up with the craziest stupidest buzz word degree. I got one. Geographical engineering technological studies. XD

  17. Trick Lessons Podcast - September 3, 2020

    9:50 Nancy Reagan’s degree

  18. TMcBlast Youtuber - September 3, 2020

    Just saying that you should consider collaborating with Mrbeast!

  19. John Doe - September 3, 2020

    When you state rankings out of 835, where do you get these from?

  20. H R - September 3, 2020

    I studied Environmental Science and gotten a few interviews because of it. That's about it. I'm still working as Dock Associate at Dillard's. Maybe not as useless but hard to find a starting point. I already got a couple of volunteer experience and extracurricular activities. Even that isn't enough.

  21. مع الحق - September 3, 2020

    You look much more better and amazing with beard 😍😂

  22. qjtvaddict - September 3, 2020

    We need to start regulating colleges and what majors they offer

  23. Hien Doan - September 3, 2020

    PLEASE MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT PA VS CRNA/NP! which one is more worth it?

  24. captain psychology - September 3, 2020

    for the specialized teacher degrees, some areas like my state require middle and secondary teachers to be specialized in specific fields to teach those subjects. so for example to be a high school math teacher you need to specialize in math as part of your education degree to meet the requirements to be certified to teach that subject.

  25. SuperDuper Zare - September 3, 2020

    Information science major at UIUC, and idk if it’s like this at all universities but my focus is HCI/UX and data science. I’m also a CS minor, I know people tend to think you can only get a job as a librarian but there’s a lot more you can do with the degree.

  26. Dallin Jarvis - September 3, 2020

    Are you able to do a video on what is the best short degree programs (I.e. 7-week course in Public Policy) that a lot of universities are now offering online (I.e. Facebook). I've already got a Masters in Public Health, but I mainly want to do some upskill training, but I don't want to also invest heavily in doing further studies in Grad degree programs.

  27. Austin Darshin - September 3, 2020

    Instead of constantly making videos about the job outlook and how much money it makes you should look more at the human aspect of it in your future videos. Talk about which jobs are fulfilling and which are depressing. Which are soul-crushing office and clinic jobs which nobody enjoys as opposed to jobs which are more fulfilling but may pay less or more. Most of your fans are very young, and to paraphrase Jurassic Park they're so concerned about whether or not they can they never stop to wonder if they should. You really need to guide them more to the qualitative rather than the quantitative.

  28. Hernan Pantolla - September 3, 2020


    Some science degrees are worthless as you say but some are trending for valid reasons. Can you do a review about doctorate degrees in the environmental sciences? Thank you.

  29. Mandeep Kour - September 3, 2020

    Hello shane. I'm an arts student and am doing my 12th grade, quite confused of what degree i should take up. I'm interested in carrying on career in psychology or in economics. Can you please make one video about how to make best career in psychology or economics? Love your blunt explanations btw.

  30. sooraj5000 - September 3, 2020

    Definitely did not expect exercise science

  31. R S - September 3, 2020

    What do you think about construction management?

  32. Wesley Villasin - September 3, 2020

    what do you think of (IS) Information Systems?? im not sure if I should take that or pursue ba in marketing :(( im currently an abm student

  33. Carlos Hernandez - September 3, 2020

    Talk about Athletic Training pleaseeee

  34. J Taylor - September 3, 2020

    I'm working on a Masters in Library and Information Science. Working in a Library, Museum, or Archives is worth it. With a Master's degree you can run the library and make good money. Google Reference Library pay by state.

  35. YING ZHU - September 3, 2020

    I study food science… not on the list but kinda useless for international students

  36. 3 Zahra - September 3, 2020

    Can you please do a video on best designing degrees

  37. Keti O. - September 3, 2020

    I’m majoring in library science but my program is mainly information science with a focus on data management. You’re definitely right about the job prospects for librarians though. There are many fields you can work with a library and information science degree, but no one really explores anything outside of libraries or archives, even though there are many companies that are ready to hire someone with our skill set.

  38. Simi Tometi - September 3, 2020

    Don't do biology. Just graduated and I definitely wasted money, and worse time:( Getting my MBA now.

  39. hey its me - September 3, 2020

    Could you please do a video on associates degrees??

  40. Piolo Alano - September 3, 2020

    In my country, there is a Microbiology undergrad and they make a lot of money.

  41. Rocky Saxena - September 3, 2020

    Stay the hell away from biology and chemistry. Graduated in United States from a good University with a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of science in chemistry. I was making $15 an hour despite having 2 degrees and it was a shitty lab tech job. My friends with biochemistry degrees were making the same. People with no degrees can easily make that amount. I just graduated with a master's of science in Biomedical Engineering and still looking for job due to Corona Virus but that is not an issue with my degree that's just because economy took a hit due to virus. If you choose to do biomedical engineering pick a concentration in that field whether it's medical imaging, tissue engineering, computational programming, or medical instrumentation. Don't be like oh biomaterials class is cool, so is tissue engineering, so is injury mechanic, and so is machine learning. Stick to a specific field within the field, like only take tissue engineering courses or imaging courses etc.. The reason is you'll be a jack of all trades and you really won't be able to do anything because you only know the basics you must master a specific topic because once you apply for a job employers want a person to do a specific job like imaging, medical device, tissue engineering, or blast impact analysis and guess what your competition are people who have mechanical, electrical, and other engineering degrees who are specialized in a specific area. Biomedical Engineering is super broad field so you must pick a concentration within. My concentration was computational so I was able to take courses from the computer science department that allowed me to take courses in software engineering and machine learning. I choose this because I am skilled enough to program well to get entry level positions in software careers. To end this only do a degree in biology, chemistry, and psychology if you plan on going to medical, dental, physicians assistant, physical therapy, or pharmacy. Also if you want to get a PhD and be a researcher you may try but it is so so hard to get a tenure position so expect to be broke for a very long time like almost 10 years and maybe get entry level position that pays 60k with a PhD that took you roughly ten years to get (4 years bachelor's +6 years PhD). Also only do those degrees if you love the subject matter but don't care about being in debt and making barely any money but you love coming into work doing your job.

  42. Lil Rick - September 3, 2020

    What list are you using?

  43. Swathi Nayak N - September 3, 2020

    What about biotechnology?

  44. Mall Pichon - September 3, 2020

    Do you have anyway I can contact you to ask more detail questions? money is a option for your time.

  45. Fasica Mehatebe - September 3, 2020

    Can you do a video on a Kinesiology degree??

  46. chocolate sweets - September 3, 2020

    True biology is so useless in my country

  47. Kimara Gentles - September 3, 2020

    I'm 14 and I'm graduating in 2 years so I'm trying to find as much information as possible

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