As a new academic year dawns upon us and universities all over the globe gear up to welcome a new, eager batch of freshmen into their halls, there lies a big question that may remain unanswered: what should my major be?
US-based human capital organisation PayScale are here to help undecided undergraduates out. They’ve compiled a list of over 200 majors and their average salaries from 2014 – 2015 to give students a rough idea on what their future might hold.
While a degree’s worth shouldn’t be measured solely on its ROI, it is always wise to be informed before making such a major (pun not intended) decision. Here are the 10 best and worst paying college majors of 2014.
10 Best Paying College Majors of 2014
|3||Computer Engineering (CE)||$67,300|
|5||Computer Science (CS) & Engineering||$66,700|
|6||Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)||$66,500|
|7||Electrical Engineering (EE)||$65,900|
|9||Electronics & Communications Engineering||$64,100|
|10||Materials Science & Engineering||$64,000|
10 Lowest-Paying College Majors of 2014
|1||Human Services (HS)||$33,800|
|4||Music Teacher Education||$33,300|
|5||Social Work (SW)||$32,800|
|6||Early Childhood & Elementary Education||$32,300|
|9||Child & Family Studies||$31,200|
|10||Early Childhood Education||$29,700|
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