Highest Paying Degrees
Despite a sputtering economy and the highest unemployment rates in more than a quarter-century, average highest paying degrees, starting salaries and job openings are on the rise in many different fields. Overall, the average salary offered to 2009 graduates was relatively flat at $49,353. Just slightly higher than the 2008 average of $49,300.
Choosing a major is an important decision that every college student needs to make, and while there are several factors to consider, it is important to know what kind of salary you can expect when you graduate. Here are the top 10 highest paying degrees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2009 study.
|Rank||Highest Paying Degrees||Avg. Salary|
|5||Construction Science / Management||$52,837|
|4||Electrical/Electronics & Communications Engineering||$57,404|
Thanks to the Internet, all of these degrees can now be achieved in an online setting. Schools such as Florida Tech University Online specialize in training students in the high paying fields of Accounting and Finance using MP3 and MP4 downloads, streaming video, and interactive chat rooms. Kaplan University Online offers a range of online programs for Nurses from Associate, Bachelor and Master's degrees to RN to BS in Nursing programs for nurses looking to complete their degree, in addition to over 40 programs in Computer training and IT.
Online degrees are a great option for those looking to obtain a high-paying degree. Find out more about online programs from the top online schools below.
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