Top Paying Degrees

Courtesy: FastWeb

Whether you are in college or a prospective student, not all majors earn you the same salary. Of course, you should never choose a major just for the money. If you don’t enjoy the work, then all that money will never equal the dissatisfaction you have for your job.

Luckily, there are many majors in numerous fields of studies to choose from that will pay high starting salaries to recent graduates. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), here are the 10 top paying degrees and their starting salaries (as of 2008):

1. Chemical Engineering ($59,218)

2. Electrical Engineering ($55,333)

3. Mechanical Engineering ($54,057)

4. Computer Science ($53,051)

5. Civil Engineering ($48,998)

6. Economics ($47,782)

7. Management Information Systems ($47,407)

8. Finance ($46,442)

9. Accounting ($46,292)

10. Business Administration/Management ($43,256)

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