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    Which College Majors Pay The Most?


    Studies have college degrees typically earn significantly more than those with only high school diplomas. However, some degrees pay more than others. Degrees in the fields of mathematics and engineering rank at the top when it comes to income. Let's take a look at some of the highest paying university majors.




    The median career pay for engineers ranks at between $88k-$155k while starting salaries can start at over $50k. Engineering careers include chemical, mechanical, engineering, aerospace and petroleum.
    Petroleum engineering ranks at the tip with a starting salary of $96k whole computer engineering falls in second place with a starting salary of $70k


    Computer Science


    The median starting salary for those with a Computer Science degree is at the $62k mark. Students in this field generally have a strong mathematics and coding background. Graduates can increase their chances of landing competitive jobs by participating in challenging projects or even creating some of their own. Students can earn a computer science degree from a traditional univeristy while some may prefer the flexibility of courses at an online institution such as




    Median mid career pay in this field ranks at around $101k while graduates can expect a starting salary of around $49k. Graduates in this field may find themselves working for the government including the military or private organizations such as museums, universities and laboratories. Over fifty percent of physic majors continue to work towards a PhD.




    Employment figures are very high for Mathematics students; 95% of graduates have a steady job. Students who major in mathematical decision sciences may find employment as actuaries while others may end up working for corporations. The median starting salary for graduates starts at around $47k with a median mid career pay of $89k.


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