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25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,792 Senior Member
"... not all college degrees are created equal. To determine which majors typically come with the best hiring prospects and pay, we studied the data for 102 popular college majors. We looked for courses of study that tend to lead to fat paychecks--both right out of school and further along your career path. We also sought out majors that are in high demand based on recent online job postings as well as long-term growth expectations for related occupations. Plus, we factored in the percentage of workers with given degrees who feel their jobs have a positive impact on the world because having a sense of purpose can be just as important as having a good payday." ...


Replies to: 25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 5,882 Senior Member
    edited February 6
    Majoring in Classics or majoring in American Studies should not have been included on this list as both are heralded for preparing one for a higher degree, such as a JD, and not in providing for a lucrative career on its own. Essentially these majors highlight one's analytical, deep thinking abilities needed for law school.
  • ordinarylivesordinarylives Registered User Posts: 3,118 Senior Member
    AKA "Be an Engineer or Die Broke"
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