Don’t sniff at it, either. This is not another major, like art history or modern interpretive dance, that ends in a dead end. According to Bentley University, the small, private liberal arts college in Waltham, Mass. that made news by forging this new frontier, the demand for DEI degree holders is high. And the careers are lucrative:
According to LinkedIn, diversity and inclusion roles have increased 71% globally over the last five years, with median salaries ranging from $84,000 to $126,000. The racial justice movement has further accelerated demand, and industry experts predict continued exponential growth well into the future.
The College Fix, which reveals that Bentley charges an immodest $55,000 a year for tuition and fees, notes that the major affords two career paths depending on the goal of the student. The Bachelor of Science degree emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizational strategy, while the Bachelor of Arts focuses on critical and theoretical approaches to social justice:
The new major was developed because “students have an interest in careers that make a positive impact on society and employers have an interest in hiring graduates who can fill these diversity, equity and inclusion roles,” said Helen Henrichs, the university’s spokesperson, in an email to The College Fix.
With some Democrats in Congress already expressing concern that the pendulum may swing back from “wokeness” to its diametric opposite (sanity?) at any time, these degree holders may soon find themselves wishing that they had opted for modern interpretive dance instead.