I admit: nobody becomes a professor of the arts or humanities to train students for practical fields like business, management or product development. We dream of students following in our footsteps. But the truth is that jobs are scarce in most of our fields. And if statistics show that professional fields are where most of liberal arts alums end up, we should actively share this information with students. We are not in a zero-sum game where our idealism is diminished by students’ career choices. In the long run we are all better off if we can help students connect the arts and humanities in meaningful ways to the market through solid, evidenced-based advisement.
Read here on market sectors that appreciate liberal arts grads: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2017/10/15/how-majoring-in-liberal-arts-can-help-you-succeed-in-ux-and-product-management/#6705a08b13ee