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15 Majors that Lead to High-Paying CareersMay 24, 2012
Forbes – A study by Millennial Branding indicates that if students want high-paying careers with plenty of income and job growth, they better brush up on their math and science. Biomedical engineering is considered the most lucrative career, with an explosion in job opportunities and an 82% hike from starting to mid-career salary. Overall, engineering majors occupy 5 of the top 10 spots for most valuable college majors. While medical-related degrees make up the top two most lucrative careers, computer degrees held 3 of the top 10 and math occupied 3 of the top 15. No liberal arts degree, in terms of money and job growth, made the list. For more, read The 15 Most Valuable College Majors.
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