Public Service Administration
The major generally exists in education or normal universities. Though welcomed in Western countries, the major is still not developed in China. Positions in administrative offices, which are most suitable for these graduates, are also very limited.
Students are almost semi-employed after graduation and their jobs are typically age-related.
If good-looking, they can be administrative assistants; if they have an attractive voice, they can be operators; if they are good at writing, they can be an editor, but if they posses none of these qualities, they have to be a receptionist.
Mineral processing and mining engineering
With mining mishaps as frequent as they are in China, it's kind of hard to be enthusiastic about a job where there's always the possibility of death in a pitch black tunnel.
Paper mills mean high temperatures, stinky smells and serious pollution. Not only does the noise wear on your ears and nerves, in your rattled state you are expected to operate razor sharp cutting machines surrounded by vats of alkali.
Due to high exposure to nitrous acid, people who work with leather run a high risk of cancer. The average salary of this industry is also among the lowest of all the trades in the country.
Nearly all colleges and universities of science and engineering have this major. Though graduates are in large demand, the salary is not high as expected. Most graduates have to do manual work on the front line of the factory and suffer from long and strenuous work shifts.
The major at Zhejiang University is among the country's most excellent, however the average salary of a chemical engineering graduate of the university with a master's degree is only 3,000 yuan ($451).
There is a narrow channel for history graduates to be employed - doing academic work or teaching. But with more graduates than jobs, some history graduates even work as receptionists. Choosing this major means you will face life busy thinking about job-hopping.