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How Much Can You Earn With Your College Major? A List of the Highest Paying College Majors

Here’s an article on highest starting salaries for different college majors:

With a backdrop of economic uncertainties and rising college costs, concerns have recently been raised about the value of a college education. A recently released study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce addresses this issue head on. The study entitled, “What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors” observes that “all undergraduate majors are worth it, even taking into account the cost of college and lost earnings.” The study then proceeds to offer the following figures on median earnings for those holding Bachelors and graduate degrees in different academic disciplines from the most lucrative to the least.

Here’s a list of the Highest Paying College Majors (Starting Salaries):

Engineering: $ 75,000 and $99,000
Computers and Mathematics: $70,000 and $89,000
Business: $60,000 and $80,000
Health: $60,000 and $80,000
Physical Sciences: $59,000 and $90,000
Social Sciences: $55,000 and $85,000
Agriculture and Natural Sciences: $50,000 and $70,000
Communication and Journalism: $50,000 and $62,000
Industrial Arts and Consumer Services: $50,000 and $65,000
Law and Public Policy: $50,000 and $70,000
Biology and Life Sciences: $50,000 and $85,000
Humanities and Liberal Arts: $47,000 and $65,000
Arts: $44,000 and $55,000
Education: $42,000 and $57,000
Psychology and Social Work: $42,000 and $60,000

Conclusion
In addition to exposing you to a new world of ideas, a college education is financially advantageous to a large majority of graduates. The life-time earnings gaps between a person with a high school degree and a person with a college and a professional degree are one million dollars and more than three million dollars respectively. The stronger your college academically the higher your earning potential in your major. Its time to hit the books and find a knowledgeable counselor to advise you on the college preparation and application process. If you do so, you can count on a life-time of opportunities.

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The author of this piece is David Dickson, a college counselor at Top Test Prep, which offers private tutoring and test preparation with admissions experts who help you gain admission to your top schools