The College Journal today published " Where Starting Pay Is Richest for New Grads." It shows the most lucrative fields for college grads and reveals a great hiring market for those who just graduated and those who will be graduating soon.
I just sent my 19-year-old son the article. He is trying to figure out what to major in and a professional direction. These stats are valuable information, but as I wrote him, the article is "interesting, but not decisive." Weigh the information here and try to experience fields you may want to enter, but don’t choose a high-paying profession that you don’t enjoy solely based on these or similar numbers. Balance financial realities (and the possibility that they will change by the time you graduate) with your human need to do something satisfying.