The 10 best college degrees to get a job
What happens when you combine a list of the hottest careers with a list of the highest-paying jobs? Theoretically, you discover the best majors to seek in college.
With college costs skyrocketing, you need some assurances you’ll graduate into a career that’s hiring — and one that will pay you enough to handle the $32,731 in student loans. (Yup, that’s the national average these days, according to the Federal Reserve.)
We cross-referenced two sets of data to figure out how much you’ll earn if you get a job through one of the top 10 degrees for job-seekers. Sources include research from jobs site CareerCast, which calculated college degrees with the best job prospects, and degree-specific earnings data from compensation research site PayScale.