Top 20 Best / Worst Paid College Majors
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Source: Georgetown University
Research Date: April 7th, 2015

Questions: What college major pays the best? Which college major pays the lowest salary? What is the best thing to study in college for the money? What is the best college major investment?

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 Best Paid Undergratuate MajorsMedian Salary
1Petroleum Engineering$120,000
2Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration$105,000
3Mathematics and Computer Sciences$98,000
4Aerospace Engineering$87,000
5Chemical Engineering$86,000
6Electrical Engineering$85,000
7Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering$82,000
8Mechanical Engineering$80,000
9Metallurgical Engineering$80,000
10Mining and Mineral Engineering$80,000
 Worst Paid Undergratuate Majors 
1Counseling and Psychology$29,000
2Early Childhood Education$36,000
3Theology and Religious Vocations$38,000
4Human Services and Community Organizations$38,000
5Social Work$39,000
6Drama and Theater Arts$40,000
7Studio Art$40,000
8Communication-Disorders Sciences and Services$40,000
9Visual and Performing Arts$40,000
10Health and Medical Preparatory Programs$40,000

While most people would agree you should do what you love, here are the top paying college majors. So if what you love more than work is making a lot of money working then this list should help you out a bit. Keep in mind, if you hate your job there's no amount of money that can bring you happiness. If you already have one the degrees listed below and you're earning less than the average it may be time to ask your boss for a raise!

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