Completing college is almost always worth it — bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma.
However, not all majors are created equal, according to a recent ZipRecruiter survey.
College is a significant investment that comes with the hope of a better, richer life. It doesn’t always work out that way.
Worse yet: A decade after leaving school, more than 1 in 5 graduates are working in a job that doesn’t even require a degree.
However, obtaining a diploma is almost always worth it in the long run, according to “The College Payoff,” a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Bachelor’s degree holders generally earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma, the report said — and the higher the level of educational attainment, the larger the payoff.
When broken down by areas of study, however, the difference is striking. Students who pursue a major specifically in science, technology, engineering and math — collectively known as STEM disciplines — are projected to earn the most overall.
In addition to STEM, health and business majors are among the highest paying, leading to average annual wages that are higher at entry level and significantly greater over the course of a career compared to liberal arts and humanities majors, the Georgetown Center found.
All in, the top-paying college majors earn $3.4 million more than the lowest-paying majors over a lifetime.
For the full article click here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/05/the-top-10-college-majors-american-students-regret-the-most.html
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