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The 10 Majors That Pay The Most After Graduation – Business Insider

September 28, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you want to make the big bucks after college, you should study engineering.

It’ll likely land you a job that pays more than $100,000 by your mid-career, according to PayScale’s recently released College Salary Report.

The report includes 130 majors which makes up 80 percent of all enrolled bachelor’s degree candidates in the U.S.

The results show that engineering is currently the highest paying college major in America, although there are different specializations. Other majors that made the list are mathematics, statistics and computer science.

Here are the top ten majors (six are engineering) that made the list, accompanied by average mid-career salaries that these professionals make:

Petroleum Engineering—$163,000

Aerospace Engineering—$118,000

Actuarial Mathematics—$112,000

Chemical Engineering—111,000

Nuclear Engineering—107,000

Electrical Engineering—$106,000

Computer Engineering—$105,000

Applied Mathematics—$102,000

Computer Science—105,000

Statistics—$99,500

“There is a really wide range not only in the pay you can get in any given major and a given school but also in the meaning of the major,” Katie Bardaro, lead economist on the survey, tells us. “For you, meaning might be important and there’s plenty of options for people that fall into each group.”

via The 10 Majors That Pay The Most After Graduation – Business Insider.

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