This piece of news should not be a surprise. However, given the state of the soft American economy, it should be welcome news to many people. Usually, the US economy tanks for a few years, people go back to school so they can reinvest in themselves. If you are part of this wave of millions of a millions of Americans who have quit the labor and decided to go back to school, you need to pay attention to this news item. You’re going to be spending lots of your time effort and resources trying to get retrained for a fast changing job market. This is why you need to be aware that, the best jobs are computer sciences and engineering. Those are the best paying majors in college.
If you already declared humanities or social science major, you might want to reconsider. Why? The average salary for such a major is very low compared to engineering and computer science. In fact, we’re talking a gap of over 20,000 dollars. Keep in mind, this is an average salary. Meaning we’re talking about all the people in these fields averaged throughout the whole country. Still, there are a lot of regional variations, there are a lot of company variations involved. Many people might even think that using averages is not that helpful. Be that as it may, there is a huge gap between engineering, computer science and the traditional humanities and social science degree.
If you want to make more money and, more importantly, get a job quickly, you might want to switch your major to engineering and computer science. This should not be a surprise because this huge boom in technology, mobile apps and programming requires lots of software engineering and computer science majors. Don’t expect these majors and specializations to go anywhere anytime soon. As the American economy continues to change based on technology, it will always need more people with the right technology skills to fuel the transition.