Most Lucrative College Majors – Times have really changed with majors and students are finding themselves taking jobs that are technology-based. The number of students earning psychology degrees in college jumped 22% over a decade ago, but that has changed. People are going towards more lucrative majors with the most money.
We have a lit of these are some of the most lucrative college majors. Computer engineering is a great field because they can earn enough to support a decent lifestyle right out of school. In fact, those with less than five years’ experience are making $60,500, while those with 10 to 20 years’ experience are banking $104,000 per year. “Everything today has a computer in it,” says Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at PayScale.com, an online compensation comparison tool.
Today’s computer engineering majors are designing the integrated circuits that move information around, and employers like AT&T, Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard can’t hire enough of them.
If you’re looking for a big paycheck straight out of school, think about an engineering degree. The four highest paid majors for people with less than five years’ experience were all engineering-based, with computer engineering leading the way.
“It is a matter of supply and demand,” says Lee, adding, “Engineers tend to stay at their jobs longer, so getting the good people right out of college is important.” Despite the high pay, the number of engineering degrees issued has barely budged the past 10 years; 67,000 degrees were handed out in 2006, the latest year available.