Next time you hear your recent college graduate say they majored in drinking, know at least that's a discipline they'll probably be able to put to use.

Unlike what they actually majored in.

A survey of 2,134 workers across industries and company sizes who graduated from college done by CareerBuilder, the online job finder, tells us that about half (47 percent) of college grads report their first job after college wasn't related to their major.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.