March 12, 2010
A new report indicates that eight of the top ten best-paid majors are in engineering.
According to the survey, which was conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, petroleum engineering earns the highest starting salary at the bachelor's degree level at $86,220. The only degrees that made the list which were not in engineering were computer science and information sciences and systems.
"Petroleum engineering has been at the top for the last three years," noted Edwin Koc, director of strategic and foundation research at NACE, who was quoted in The Wall Street Journal.
Marilyn Mackes, NACE's executive director, said in a