Tuesday, September 18, 2012

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 5 College Majors with the Highest Starting Salaries

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently published information, which is certain to prove helpful for students entering college, deciding majors to pursue, or anyone considering where to take their career.  These options are also great starts for networking and advanced degrees in the fields.

The info below is just a glimpse to get you started, so please check out the links and get more details to help you out.

Best of luck!


1. Engineering
Highest-paying academic major: Computer engineering
Median starting salary: $67,800

2. Business
Highest-paying academic major: Economics (business/managerial)
Median starting salary: $54,800



3. Sciences
Highest-paying academic major: Construction science/management
Median starting salary: $54,700



4. Health sciences
Highest-paying academic major: Nursing
Median starting salary: $48,400


5. Communications
Highest-paying academic major: Advertising
Median starting salary: $44,700



For more details and occupations, check out the Chicago Tribune and NACE.  

This information is from the NACE April 2012 Salary Survey. It only includes certain starting salaries available at the time the survey was conducted.  Not all majors were factored into the starting salary comparisons.

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