What are the most popular college majors?

The last couple of days we’ve been talking about college majors, which ones can help you get a job and which ones can help you get a bigger (or smaller) paycheck.

Of course, that might make you wonder what the most popular college majors are. According to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, the top 10 collegegs majors are:

Want to know want jobs in these fields typically pay? Georgetown’s study lists the salary ranges for top of the top majors:

  • Business management – $40,000 to $85,000 with the average at $58,000.
  • Accounting – $43,000 to $95,000 with an average of $63,000.

The College Solution blog lists the salary ranges for the others.

  • General business – $38,000 to $91,000 with an average of $59,000
  • Nursing – $48,000 to $80,000 with an average of $60,000
  • Psychology – $30,000 to $65,000 with an average of $43,000
  • Elementary education – $32,000 to $49,000 with an average of $40,000
  • Marketing and marketing research – $40,000 to $90,000 with $59,000 as the average
  • General education – $31,000 to $53,000 with an average of $41,000
  • English language and literature – $32,000 to $75,000 with $48,000 as an average
  • Communications – $35,000 to $81,000 with $50,000 as an average
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