With the cost of tuition continuing to rise, it pays for today's college students to be prudent about their choice of study. A bachelor's degree in a technical major compared to one in liberal arts may result in as much as $1.6 million more in earnings during a lifetime, a recent Census Bureau report shows.
So which college majors earn the most? According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the bulk of the Top 10 highest paying college majors are in engineering fields. But too few U.S. students choose to major in such studies, even though employers are desperate to hire them.
So, it's not surprising that graduates with degrees in technical majors command some of the highest average-starting salaries upon graduation, NACE says. Results from NACE's most recent survey, showing the highest starting salaries among recent college graduates, are shown below.
Take a look and tell us what you think: Are any of these careers for you?