Best Majors for Making Money [Infographic]

If big paychecks are your goal after college graduation, check out PayScale’s list of 10 most lucrative majors.

Paying Majors Infographic

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Mid-Career Median Salary: Half of the mid-career employees who are graduates of a school will earn more than this salary, while half will earn less. Salaries listed are for full-time employees with only a bachelor’s degree and no further higher education.

Types of Salary Data Included: All jobs are included, not just those specific to the major. Though graduates with some majors, such as computer science, nursing or civil engineering, do typically pursue a job in the same subject, many other graduates will often pursue careers in an unrelated area. For example, a history major may choose a job in a general business field.

See full methodology for the PayScale College Salary Report 2012-13.


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