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The Most Lucrative College Major

What's the Most Lucrative College Major?

Whether or not you're a hard worker has a lot to do with your income potential, but the major you choose can also affect how much money you might earn in your career. Of course, that's assuming you do something that coincides with your college major after graduation.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers tracks college graduates' job offers, and every year it surveys the highest earning college degrees. Can you guess which major came out on top this year?

What's the Most Lucrative College Major?

What is the most lucrative college major?

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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
oh really? I didn't even know petroleum engineering was an option when I was in college...
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
My cousin is in chemical engineering and she makes a pretty sweet living, methinks. But there's no way I could do that - you couldn't tape my eyes open to stay awake enough to study that in college, let alone make me do it for a living.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Yeah, I agree...too easy. Engineering is a really good field to go into. If I could do things over, I would have gone into chemical engineering...I would have been able to get a job just about anywhere. If you're a woman and an engineer, ANYONE will hire you because there are so few women that go into engineering.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
No surprise. Engineering is the best field to get into right now, which is probably why so many people from Asian countries come to America with only engineering degrees in mind. Plus, engineering companies often pay for grad school. Too bad I was never a math/science minded Indian kid :(
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