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What Are the Best-Paying College Majors?

If You Want a High Salary, You Should've Majored in Engineering

When my engineer friend was trying to find a job, she had no trouble. The few companies she applied for all responded back within a day or even on the same day, and she scored interviews with most of them. On the other hand, when I look at fellow journalism majors, many are struggling to find jobs, some even a year after graduation.

If you want job security and better pay, maybe you should have majored in engineering. People who picked engineering as their major in college get better salary offers than other majors, according to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Personally, I think it's better to focus on what you're passionate in. If you're not interested in the major, you might not do as well as you could have. And what you major in doesn't mean you're pigeonholed into an industry. I've had friends who completely did a 180 and jumped into fields that they did not concentrate on in college. However, it's definitely harder to find a job that you didn't prep for in college. Did your major in college set the tone for your career today?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
Ha! Unless you're in architectural engineering. The jobs are scarce and companies are laying people off left and right. My husband has been laid off twice recently and although he's working right now, there was just another round of lay-offs. Majorly praying that we don't get hit again!
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