Yesterday I wrote about the 10 Worst College Majors according to Forbes. Thanks for everyone’s response—more emails than any article I have written. One of the recurring replies was “What should my son/daughter study? What are the best majors?” That also brings to mind the question, “What are the best schools?” A topic we will leave for another day.
Fortunately, Forbes had already published a Top-15 list of the Most Valuable college majors. If you or the prospective college student has a math allergy or aversion, you probably do not want to read this.
The Forbes article perhaps said it the best by noting that, other than the college you attend, what next matters most to prospective employers is what your major was. The classes you take indeed make a difference to employers.
PayScale, with their knowledge of salaries of 120 majors and along with the job growth estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts of job growth in these majors ascertained the following as the most valuable:
Best paying is not necessarily the best job for many, but individuals should understand their choices come with ramifications.
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Tell me what you think.