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June 27th, 2013 at 9:22 am

The best and worst majors for earning money

Engineering majors in particular have the highest median earnings out of college.

According to a recent report from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (aka STEM) majors still have the best overall job prospects.

 

 

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Engineering majors in particular have the highest median earnings out of college, while arts, humanities and liberal arts, psychology and social work, and life/physical science majors tie for the lowest earnings.

Graduate degrees and experience can lead to significant gains for all majors.

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Now let’s look at unemployment rate.

Education majors may not get paid much, but they also have the lowest unemployment rate. Health majors look even smarter with low unemployment and high earnings.

Meanwhile, architecture majors have the highest unemployment.

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See more in this presentation.

Photo credit: CNN

Via Business Insider

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