Fashion Models Strut Into U.S. More Easily Than Engineers

If you're tall, thin, gorgeous and make a living off those traits it's easier to get an American work visa than university-trained engineers. A puzzling 20-year-old decision by Congress allowed models to be included in the H-1B class of visas, an oversight that has led to relatively preferential treatment for foreign-born beauty over brain.

Road to Riches: Engineering Disciplines Pay Off

Does an aerospace engineer really earn more than a history major? Absolutely. An aerospace engineer’s typical starting salary ($60,700) practically matches what a history major earns, on average, after 15 years of working ($69,000). In fact, according to PayScale’s data, if you choose to pursue math, science or engineering disciplines, you are nearly guaranteed a lucrative career.

Top Paid Jobs Post-Military Service

How can you make your transition form military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help.

Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at online salary database PayScale.com recommends that that military folks in …