What college major may help you get a high- (or low-) paying job?

We’ve been discussing college majors and which ones can help you get a job and which ones may make it a bit harder for you to find a job based on a study by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

Today, we discuss those college majors with the highest and lowest average earnings.

Here are the highest:

  1. Petroleum Engineering $120,000
  2. Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration $105,000
  3. Mathematics and Computer Science $98,000
  4. Aerospace Engineering $87,000
  5. Chemical Engineering $86,000
  6. Electrical Engineering $85,000
  7. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering $82,000
  8. Mechanical Engineering $80,000
  9. Metallurgical Engineering $80,000
  10. Mining and Mineral Engineering $80,000

Here are the lowest:

  1. Counseling Psychology $29,000
  2. Early Childhood Education $36,000
  3. Theology and Religious Vocations $38,000
  4. Human Services and Community Organization $38,000
  5. Social Work $39,000
  6. Drama and Theater Arts $40,000
  7. Studio Arts $40,000
  8. Communication Disorders Sciences and Service $40,000
  9. Visual and Performing Arts $40,000
  10. Health and Medical Preparatory Programs $ 40,000

Next: How do the most popular college majors fare when it comes to salary?


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