Top Earning College Majors 2011 Study

Friday, 10 June 2011

Top earning college majors 2011 study-The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that has recently done a study that revealed top earning college majors and lowest earning college majors of the year 2011. Why its is worthy to choose a right major? The economic value of College Majors shows just how critical a choice of a major is to someone's earnings.It also contains surprising data about the relationships between major, earnings, race/ethnicity, and gender. Now here we will look about the bachelor degrees that will be the most earning and also get knowledge about celebrities who have earned impressive degrees.

Top Earning College Majors 2011 Study

As a student who wish to get in a bachelors degree program, you should first go through all college majors. One who wants a lots of earning after completing his degree, he should consider the following majors specially engineering.

Petroleum Engineering $120,000

Average Petroleum Engineer Gas Oil Reservoir Economics Upstream salaries for job postings nationwide is $120,000. So for a student who wants the highest earning should choose Petroleum Engineering as a major. Petroleum engineering deals with the production of crude oil, natural gas and other energy products. Petroleum engineers help develop efficient ways to obtain these vital energy resources. 

Celebrity: Ken Jeong, "The Hangover Part II" star, was a practicing physician before making it big as an actor.

Pharmacy Sciences and Administration $105,000

Graduates with this degree, which covers management and business techniques specific to the pharmaceutical industry, could go on to work in management for top pharmaceutical companies. Those who graduate with this degree could also continue on to become pharmacists. Their average earning is $105,000. 

Celebrity: Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, received her doctorate from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. 

Mathematics and Computer Science $98,000

A math and computer science degree will make you a very attractive candidate for a career in computer technology. Graduates with this degree could work for software companies, Internet service providers or as Web developers.
Celebrity: The rock guitarist Brian May finished his Ph.D. in 2007, 36 years after he started it.  

Aerospace Engineering $87,000

Take your paper airplane skills to new heights by becoming an aerospace engineer. Learn how to design airplanes, hovercrafts or even space stations and you could end up working for McDonnell Douglas, Boeing or NASA.
Celebrity: The famous TV doctor (and Oprah protégé) Dr. Oz received a joint M.D. and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School in 1986.

Chemical Engineering $86,000

Become a chemical engineer and you'll be working your magic to turn raw materials into useful products. Chemical engineers can work in a variety of industries.
Celebrity: Famous Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada also has a Ph.D. in political science.

Electrical Engineering $85,000

Want to be the next Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla? Major in electrical engineering. An electrical engineer could work in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing or transportation.
Celebrity: Former star of "Blossom”, Mayim Bialik, received her doctorate degree in neuroscience from UCLA.

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering $82,000

If you're interested in learning how to design and build ships, then this major is for you.
Celebrity: American gymnast Amy Chow has a gold medal from the Olympics and a medical degree from Stanford.

Mechanical Engineering $80,000

Interested in physics and how things work? Study mechanical engineering at one of the top schools. Read some job descriptions for a mechanical engineer to see if this is right for you. 
Celebrity: Dr. Travis stork is host of "The Doctors” received a medical degree from the University of Virginia.

Metallurgical Engineering $80,000

Metallurgical engineering is all about the production, design and manufacturing of metals.
Celebrity: The TV doctor (and host of his own show) Dr. Phil received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from North Texas State University.

Mining and Mineral Engineering $80,000

Interested in minerals and the process for extracting them? Study mining and mineral engineering at one of the top schools. These engineers also help ensure that mines are safe.  
Celebrity: The "Celebrity Rehab" star Drew Pinsky received his M.D. from the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

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