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.

Sophie Davis – The Racial Slur Incident

Sophie Davis - The Racial Slur Incident

A submission article by Alfha Gonzalez “Negro was here” was etched on a chair in a North Academic Lecture Hall […]

CUNY Faculty Members Demand Higher Wages from Administration

DQPbeBAVAAEqsI5

submitted by: Michael C. Bohn, Sr. On December 4, over 100 faculty and staff from throughout The City University of New […]

Book Recommendations: Continuation from November Issue

41xf2gTsivL._SX315_BO1,204,203,200_

By: Aurora Soriano In the past hour, you’ve probably thought about dropping everything and traveling to somewhere a lot less […]

Interim President Introduces DACA Phone Bank

Interim President Introduces DACA Phone Bank

News Editor Katie Herchenroeder speaks with Interim President Vincent Boudreau, NYPIRG Project Coordinator Leo Gracia, and Higher Education Project Leader […]

Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

By: Katie Herchenroeder On Thursday November 2nd, students from all academic backgrounds competed in a “Design Hunt” put on by […]

Newly Discovered Insect Named After CCNY Professor

Newly Discovered Insect Named After CCNY Professor

By: Anthony Viola Researchers in Central Park named their recent discovery after Professor David Lohman. Since 2009, Lohman has instructed […]