Updated from Sept. 10, 2015 with additional college majors.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Think that art history major is a good idea? Think again. The major ranks low on PayScale's report on best- and worst-paying college degrees for future earning potential.
Since having a career that is both rewarding and financially stable often starts in the classroom, it's important to know that there are many popular college majors that may seem interesting and cater to passions but aren't worth what you pay to get them.
Working with children and helping others in the form of counseling are some of several fields of study can that are not likely to produce big salary windfalls, according to data from PayScale's annual College Salary Report
PayScale's report, released last month, shows the best and worst bachelor's degrees by salary potential. PayScale is an online salary, benefits and compensation data company.
With school back in session -- for many that means picking a college major that will be the start of a successful career path. If making money is important to you, here are 15 college majors to avoid that have low earnings potential -- even 10 years into a career.
Median Early Career Salary: $35,400
Median Mid-Career Salary: $49,400
What is it?
Students who major in horticulture studies learn how to grow and breed plants and maintain productive soils. Students can specialize in landscape design, floral design, nursery management or greenhouse management, among others. To earn a bachelor's degree, students will study topics including sustainability, landscapes, turf management and horticultural therapy. There is also a large science component to the degree, with classes in plant biology, botany, propagation and soils, among those required.
What kind of job can I get with the degree?
Students who obtain a bachelor's in horticulture work in a variety of settings including schools, zoos, vineyards, farms, nurseries and government agencies.