Smart Woman: Majors Matter

Published 11/19 2013 04:53AM

Updated 11/19 2013 09:13AM

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Could you imagine making 120,000 dollars right out of college? That’s what a new study says petroleum engineering majors make on average. That’s the average salary for full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree.

The top five earning degrees were all engineering-related: petroleum engineering, pharmacy sciences, computer science, aerospace engineering, and chemical engineering.

On the other side of the scale were mostly civil works: social work, human services, theology and religious studies, early childhood education, and counseling psychology.

The study also looked at differences in gender. Males earned the least with a visual and performing arts degree, which was also one of the only categories females earned more than males. The highest earning degree held by women was a pharmaceutical science and administration, which averages 100,000 dollars a year.

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