Chemical engineering majors are at the top, with an average salary offer of $66,886. Computer science majors are at #2, with an average offer of $63,017. Information sciences majors were offered an average $56,868.
Chemical engineering – $66,886
Computer science – $63,017
Mechanical engineering – $60,739
Electrical/electronics & communications engineering – $60,646
Computer engineering – $60,112
Industrial/manufacturing engineering – $58,549
Systems engineering – $57,497
Engineering technology – $57,176
Information sciences & systems – $56,868
Business systems networking/telecommunications – $56,808
This is GREAT news for students like myself who are in a STEM (science, technology,engineering,mathematics) majors. Since I knew that my first major was not going to provide the kind of lifestyle that I have become used to thanks to my parents, I knew I had to find a course of study that would give me some financial stability and security.
There are so many majors in STEM to choose from and if you really love a subject that you know isn’t going to pay well, then double major like I am. It may take you a bit longer to graduate, but at least you know you are almost guaranteed a job when you graduate. Plus employees or grad schools will know it took you longer to graduate because you were juggling to majors plus extracurricular, a job, etc. It CAN be done. 🙂
Are you in college, planning on going to college, or already graduated? What do you think about students picking majors for financial stability? Should we just choose majors that make us happy or should we find some sort of middle ground? Coming from a household with African parents, there are A TON of
discussions arguments about what one should study at university. I’m curious to know what have your experiences been with this.