As graduation gets nearer, the one thing on everyone’s mind is which major will secure a well-paying job after college. This is especially true for those who must take out student loans in order to pay for tuition and face future debt.

A recent article posted on aol.com confirms what studies have shown: Technical majors such as engineering are more likely to attract jobs that pay well compared to liberal arts majors.

“A bachelor’s degree in a technical major compared to one in liberal arts may result in as much as $1.6 million more in earnings during a lifetime,” notes the article, based on data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The top majors, below, boast starting salaries ranging from $56,100 to $70,400:

  • Information Science Systems
  • Construction Science/Management
  • Finance
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electric/Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace/Aeronautics/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering.

This article and others note that too few college students major in the areas where employers are desperately hiring.

Some students are less interested in supply, demand and salary. They have decided to enroll in engineering for other reasons. Chris Santana, a junior at CCNY studying civil engineering, decided to pursue it because his parents inspired him. When asked how difficult the course was, Santana stated, “it was very hard, but worth it in the end.”

Randy Samoura, another CCNY student who is studying for his PHD in mechanical engineering, agreed that his major was challenging, but worth it. “I have always wanted to do something in mathematics,” he says. “I also want to make a tangible contribute to society.”


Tags: , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Voters Choose New Student Government

Voters Choose New Student Government

Elections Conclude with SRC Victory by Jana Makki   The political slate, “Students Run City,” secured most of the elected […]

Student Demonstrates Women Advancing in Technology

Kristyn is a sophomore studying computer science at CCNY. Photo by: Anthony Viola

By: Nate Cox Sophomore Kirstyn Natavio exemplifies the abilities of women in the computer science field. After trying several other […]

CCNY Professor Awarded for Science Innovation

CCNY Professor Awarded for Science Innovation

By: Mia Chin On September 6, the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Advisory Board awarded the work of Maria C. […]

CCNY Shuttle Service Implements Route Change

CCNY Shuttle Service Implements Route Change

News Editor Katie Herchenroeder reports on the change in campus-affiliated transportation. The school announced the new system on September 26, […]

Student Government Re-Elections Slated for This Week

CCNY's USG is the oldest student government in the country. Photo by: Anthony Viola

By: Jana Makki An election season is sweeping through the City College of New York. Or in this case, it […]

DACA: What You Need to Know Now

DACA: What You Need to Know Now

By: Katie Herchenroeder On September 5, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” He […]