Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Most lucrative college degrees

posted by Jonathan Tse

Hint: Grab a pencil, calculator, protractor ... or a drill. Engineering majors snag most of the top spots.

(CNNMoney.com) -- Math majors don't always get much respect on college campuses, but fat post-grad wallets should be enough to give them a boost.

The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common -- math skills. That's according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates' job offers.

"Math is at the crux of who gets paid," said Ed Koc, director of research at NACE. "If you have those skills, you are an extremely valuable asset. We don't generate enough people like that in this country."

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  1. This is a very informative article. I am very tempting in changing my major. Is it too late?
    Quang Nguyen

  2. We already do enough math in whitman.

  3. Is that real? The common skill is math?
    Shawn Gao