The 10 Best Highest Paying College Majors

The 10 Best Highest Paying College Majors
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College is expensive. Without a scholarship, students can pay $200,000- if not more- for their 4-year college education. With such a high price tag, you better make sure that once you are out of school, you get a job that will make all those dollars spent worth it.

However, not all out of school careers pay the same. If you want to get the biggest bang for your buck, check out this list of the top 10 highest paying college majors.

10. Statistics

Median Starting Salary: $49,300

Median Mid-career Salary: $99,500

What you can do with this major: Statistics majors make great investment bankers. If you work well under pressure and can make quick decisions, a career on Wall Street might be for you.

9. Computer Science

Median Starting Salary: $58,400

Median Mid-career Salary: $100,000

What you can do with this major: Computer Science majors make good use of their technical backgrounds with careers in computer programming, web coding and design, or video game programming.

8. Applied Mathematics

Median Starting Salary: $50,800

Median Mid-career Salary: $102,000

What you can do with this major: Applied Mathematics majors are well-suited for teaching positions, in particular calculus, trigonometry, algebra, and other advanced math courses.

7. Computer Engineering

Median Starting Salary: $62,700

Median Mid-career Salary: $105,000

What you can do with this major: Computer engineers are experts in the hardware and software of a computer system. They can be employed by software companies, government agencies, or private organizations to manage their data systems.

6. Electrical Engineering

Median Starting Salary: $63,400

Median Mid-career Salary: $106,000

What you can do with this major: Electrical engineers who are interested in cutting-edge technology excel in the field of robotics, which can advance the fields of health, science, and communication technologies.

5. Nuclear Engineering

Median Starting Salary: $66,800

Median Mid-career Salary: $107,000

What you can do with this major: Nuclear Engineering majors spend a lot of time with radioactive substances. They are sometimes hired as occupational health and safety specialists, ensuring that workplaces are safe from various environmental and other hazards that may harm employees.

4. Chemical Engineering

Median Starting Salary: $67,500

Median Mid-career Salary: $111,000

What you can do with this major: Chemical Engineering majors with keen noses can go into the field of perfumery—the science of creating perfumes and colognes.

3. Actuarial Mathematics

Median Starting Salary: $56,100

Median Mid-career Salary: $112,000

What you can do with this major: Perhaps the most natural fit for Actuarial Mathematics majors is to become an actuary or risk analyst. Companies rely on these positions to help them minimize financial losses and maximize profits.

2. Aerospace Engineering

Median Starting Salary: $62,500

Median Mid-career Salary: $118,000

What you can do with this major: Aerospace Engineering majors may be realizing childhood dreams by working for organizations like NASA or Boeing. Aerospace engineers use their skills to get new flight crafts off the ground, and can even travel to space themselves.

1. Petroleum Engineering

Median Starting Salary: $98,000

Median Mid-career Salary: $163,000

What you can do with this major: Petroleum Engineering majors are involved in finding sources of oil, safe drilling procedures, and advising oil companies about where oil is available, and how much there is.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Via Business Insider 

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