The problem with all these articles linked is that they list EMPLOYED degree holders. These articles should cross reference percentage of degree holders to percentage that actually got jobs out of school.
The lib arts majors don't look too bad in that WSJ list because they only accounted for those with jobs. How many lib arts majors do you know that couldn't find work? Or even for many women have you met that just became a stay at home wife/mother after that degree? >>648346330
Trade skills are way under appreciated. Good pay, get paid even when you're learning, many places even sponsor your apprenticeship, and rate of hiring is greater than probably any degree.