Choosing a major can be nerve wracking for any college student.For the lucky few, a passion or obvious aptitude might make theordeal smoother. For the rest, advice from relatives and friendsonly adds to the tension.

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To help out, ThinkAdvisor has again mined PayScale.com's annualsurvey of colleges and universities in the U.S. to see which majorshave the lowest starting salaries. Pay might not be everything, butwith the high cost of tuition it's worth considering. After all,those student loans will demand attention.

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There's been a debate raging about whether college is worth thecost. The answer is not easy, and there's more to consider thanjust a simple return on investment equation. Socialization,exposure to new ideas and other factors should be considered.

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[See also 30 Worst Paying College Majors:2014 and 30 Best Paying College Majors:2015]

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Despite the fact that this year's data included 207 majors, upfrom 129 last year, many of the occupations at the bottom of thelist are holdovers. The rankings below are based on data collectedby PayScale.com from 1,000 universities and includegraduates with bachelor's degrees only. The universities surveyedinclude 86% of U.S. schools with an enrollment of more than 5,000.We sorted them by starting salary down to the lowest and includedinformation and ranking for mid-career pay.

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Take a look at the 30 worst paying college majors in 2015.

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30. Pastoral Ministry(tie)

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Starting Salary: $36,300

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Mid-Career Salary: $46,000 (200th)

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30. Physical Education Teaching(tie)

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Starting Salary: $36,300

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Mid-Career Salary: $57,400 (175th, tie)

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28. BroadcastJournalism

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Starting Salary: $36,100

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Mid-Career Salary: $69,700 (108th, tie)

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26. Studio Art (tie)

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Starting Salary: $36,000

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Mid-Career Salary: $54,000 (189th, tie)

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26. Exercise & Sports Science(tie)

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Starting Salary: $36,000

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Mid-Career Salary: $57,700 (170th tie)

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24. Criminal Justice

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Salary: $35,900

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Mid-Career Salary: $58,800 (164th)

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23. Recreation & LeisureStudies

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Starting Salary: $35,800

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Mid-Career Salary: $47,100 (196th)

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22. Drama

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Starting Salary: $35,800

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Mid-Career Salary: $59,300 (160h)

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21. Religious Studies

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Starting Salary: $35,700

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Mid-Career Salary: $70,000 (107th)

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20. Hospitality &Tourism

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Starting Salary: $35,600

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Mid-Career Salary: $59,900 (152nd, tie)

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19. Horticulture

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Starting Salary: $35,200

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Mid-Career Salary: $47,700 (195th)

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18. AnimalScience (tie)

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Starting Salary: $35,100

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Mid-Career Salary: $58,500 (166th, tie)

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18. Paralegal Studies(tie)

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Starting Salary: $35,100

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Mid-Career Salary: $55,200 (185th)

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16. Athletic Training

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Starting Salary: $35,000

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Mid-Career Salary: $45,900 (201st)

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15. Biblical Studies

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Starting Salary: $34,900

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Mid-Career Salary: $48,500 (193rd)

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14. Special Education(tie)

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Starting Salary: $34,500

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Mid-Career Salary: $46,800 (198th)

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14. Therapeutic Recreation(tie)

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Starting Salary: $34,500

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Mid-Career Salary: $46,900 (197th)

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12. Exercise Science

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Starting Salary: $34,400

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Mid-Career Salary: $53,400 (107th, tie)

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11. Culinary Arts & CulinaryManagement

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Starting Salary: $33,900

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Mid-Career Salary: $55,300 (184th)

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10. Human Services

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Starting Salary: $33,800

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Mid-Career Salary: $41,300 (203rd)

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9. Broadcast Communication (tie)

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Starting Salary: $33,600

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Mid-Career Salary: $61,600 (140th)

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9. Elementary Education(tie)

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Starting Salary: $33,600

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Mid-Career Salary: $45,500 (202nd)

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7. Music TeacherEducation

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Starting Salary: $33,300

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Mid-Career Salary: $45,500 (174th)

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6. Social Work

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Starting Salary: $32,800

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Mid-Career Salary: $46,600 (199th, tie)

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5. Early Childhood &Elementary Education

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Starting Salary: $32,300

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Mid-Career Salary: $40,400 (204th)

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4. Child Development

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Starting Salary: $32,200

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Mid-Career Salary: $36,400 (207th)

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3. Culinary Arts

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Starting Salary: $31,900

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Mid-Career Salary: $50,800 (192nd)

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2. Child & FamilyStudies

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Starting Salary: $31,200

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Mid-Career Salary: $38,600 (205th)

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1. Early ChildhoodEducation

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Starting Salary: $29,700

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Mid-Career Salary: $38,000 (206th)

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