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Guess the Most Lucrative College Major

You all surprised me when you indicated that most of your college majors have been put to use since graduation. Because they've earned you some type of job it's apparent that your majors have been lucrative to an extent, but maybe you'd have had an easier go of things if your major had been different.

Personally, I have no regrets even though I'm sure another major would have meant a different career path and higher starting salary. Aren't you curious to see which college major is considered the most lucrative? Take your best guess!


Guess the Most Lucrative College Major

Which college major is regarded as the most lucrative?

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Berlin Berlin 8 years
My bro is a comp engineer that got swed up right out of undergrad, started off with a 57K job that jumped to a 75K and now just at age 28 he's at his 3rd job/company as of thursday making 100K. Pretty nice, but then again that's also what we really good bartenders make hehe.
nouvellemello nouvellemello 8 years
silly ole me picked journalism/ PR and can't find a job to save my life. *chuckles* Oh well. . .that's the way the degree crumbles.
deejaybella deejaybella 8 years
hmm. i graduated with an environmental engineering degree and after 10 yrs of working i thought i would be at $100k+ salary... but not even close! it's a tough job market even during the "green" movement.
fatalfashion fatalfashion 8 years
Well people we are living in different times now. I'm sure anything involving technology will be lucrative from now until forever more.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I thought it would be either Economics of Business Administration - everyone I know who have graduated with those majors are doing significantly better than the computer engineering majors I know.
nybella nybella 8 years
That was fairly easy
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 8 years
Yay I have an IT degree! I would have been disappointed if I was wrong lol.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I knew it wasn't anthropology.
emalove emalove 8 years
Got it!
haydee haydee 8 years
I graduated with an electronics engineering degree but ended up switching when I moved to Silicon Valley, it was a bad time at the time.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 8 years
petroleum and chemical engineers make the most right out of college and mining engineers make the most in the long term. these are statistics found at the career website at my school.
citizenkane citizenkane 8 years
If I could go back to college, I would major in nursing so I could have a good job, no matter my location. Only problem is that I am nowhere near smart enough, haha.
imLissy imLissy 8 years
I have a CS degree and I'm thoroughly enjoying the money.
em113 em113 8 years
damsel- Plenty of jobs pay more than that out of school but this was about avergages for majors. how many schools actually offer a degree in petroleum engineering? where as computer engineering is commonly offered across the country.
damsel427 damsel427 8 years
Actually, petroleum engineers make more than computer engineers. Starting salary with a BS right out of college is $70K.
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 8 years
Sheesh. My computer science degree is definitely not paying out as a grad student. I guess the flexible schedule makes up for it? :(
Betsy-Gilfillan Betsy-Gilfillan 8 years
everyone needs smart little computer techs, so good for you alkaline - that's a TOUGH major...i couldn't have done it! :) and bengal you're right to an extent, but pharm students go to a separate school for that. my major is advertising with a specialization in PR and my first job out of college was with warner brothers. save the fact that this economy sucks, things are much different now in terms of getting jobs!
AlkalineSteam AlkalineSteam 8 years
That's hot! My degree is in Computer Engineering and I'm currently an IT Project Manager.
runnergeek runnergeek 8 years
yay! i got it right..and i agree, because i have one..well, computer science is my degree, slightly different than computer engineering, still just as lucrative.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I thought Pharmacy students earn more than that out of school?
SugarKat SugarKat 8 years
Since I've been out of college for 8 years now, I think it's too late to change my major...
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