(Closed) Did your college major make the list?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@QueenOfSerendip:  I’m happy I’m not in the low earning list, but I’m not in the high earning list either, lol. My degrees are in marcomm.

Post # 4
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mechanical Engineer here. Very low on the high list. haha. I did NOT make 80K starting salary after college though. I wish. Not sure if the graph showes average salary overall or average starting salary.

Post # 5
2894 posts
Sugar bee

Mine isn’t really in the list (religious history). But as any social science/humanities program, it’s not in the highest. But I will probably work at the government and have a decent salary anyway because I’m doing a ph.d and I will be able to access higher responsabilities and jobs. 

My Fiance on the other hand, is in one of the highest : computer science. He went back to college this fall to get his degree. So 3 years from now, I think we’ll be fine. It’s just the part being both students that is a bit difficult right now from a financial perspective. 

Post # 6
763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I nearly did a double-take when I saw “communication disorders” but then realised that this was bachelor’s level. I’m a speech pathologist and my bachelors is in communication disorders, am probably somewhere in the higher-end of the middle (not bragging, just stating) but what I paid for my schooling was a nice chunk of change since I had to get my masters degree. you really can’t work in many states with just your bachelors as a speech pathologist.

My husband is an engineer. Its a good degree but all that math and numbers… lol! I can’t do it.

I would be nice if when you did your career cruising stuff in high school that they would really lay this information out for you. Its more than just “what are you interested in?” and more of “What is your lifestyle like?/What emphasis do you put on a salary?/ do you prefer work environments that have more structure or flexibility?/How do you feel about more schooling that just a bachelors?” There’s so much more to consider when choosing a career.

Post # 7
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have an English degree and make good money, and my degree isn’t listed on either of the charts. I would have loved to do some sort of engineering degree, but unfortunately my math skills aren’t very good!

Post # 8
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@QueenOfSerendip:  FH’s degree made the highest paid list. So that’s good. Mine is no where to be found, and I didn’t think it would be haha. 

Post # 9
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

My degree’s in geology and at my last job I worked closely with the #1, petroleum engineers, does that count? Doesn’t matter anyway, my future appears to be part of my husband’s booming family business that isn’t even close to related to geo. I’ll have to stick to geology just being a hobby (which I’m totally cool with).

Post # 10
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My program was not specific to counseling psychology, but it was a specialty of counseling. 

On the other hand, my Fiance has one of the highest  — electrical engineering.


Post # 11
3283 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Woohoo, English didn’t make it onto the low list! A bit surprised about that, lol.

Post # 12
2625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine did! Mechanical Engineering is one of the highest earning majors! woot woot! All that studying and $1000 per semester on USED books was totally worth it!

Post # 13
3468 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My major was on the low end list. Funny how you will always need healthcare/human services workers, yet they don’t get paid very much. Oh well thats why they created masters degrees

Post # 14
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Eh – I was pre-med but never went to med school.  Still got an ok job. 

Post # 15
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My degree isn’t on the list – I’m an accountant and make pretty decent money.

Post # 16
1460 posts
Bumble bee

Mine aren’t on either list but they probably should be on the lowest lol. SO’s computer science engineering…go figure.

The only math I can do well is counting money so an engineering degree was definitely not for me. But clearly without one…I’ve got no money to count *le sigh*

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