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Monday, May 08, 2017

The College Majors That Don't Pay Off

If you want to make big bucks straight out of college, it's probably wise to avoid choosing any of the following majors...

You will find more statistics at Statista

According to Glassdoor, Criminal Justice and Kinesiology have the lowest starting salary of any U.S. college majors at $40,000. Exercise Science might keep you physically and mentally sharp but it's also at the bottom of the pay grade with the median base salary coming to $40,640.

At the opposite end of the scale, Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that Computer Science ($70,000), Electrical Engineering ($68,438) and Mechanical Engineering ($66,040) are the best majors to choose if you want a lucrative salary after you graduate.



Anonymous said...

Two points:

1. Criminal Justice at a starting salary of $40K still pays twice as much as the minimum wage job one would have w/o the degree(remember the days when you didn't need a degree to be a cop, chef, plumber, electrician, etc).

2. One has to be intelligent(i.e. smart and not just book smart) to earn a degree in Computer Science or Engineering. Not so for a lot of the other degrees.

Anonymous said...

Strange...according to your readers, teachers are ALWAYS overpaid...