As thousands of students prepare to leave the Yakima Valley and head back to college, do you ever wonder what it is they are studying?

One of the knocks on the children of the baby boom was that they went to college to indulge their dreams and chose to pursue studies that offered no real earning potential.

That seems no longer to be the case with today’s millennials according to a FiveThirtyEight survey poll.

The survey found that earning potential now plays a significant role when it comes to choosing their major.

Trading self fulfilling careers for wallet filling careers?  Yup.

Many millennials are working to obtain "useful" degrees, like business, health care, and biomedical science in state schools, as opposed to majors like English and Philosophy.

No word on underwater basket weaving.

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