New York Times Reports Engineering Majors Snag Top Spots

Saw this tidbit on a National Instruments FIRST tweet – From the New York Times, the Most Lucrative College Majors all have math skills in common. The story includes a great list of the top fifteen engineering fields by pay (tops is “Petroleum Engineering”):

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Math majors don’t always get much respect on college campuses, but fat post-grad wallets should be enough to give them a boost.

The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common — math skills. That’s according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates’ job offers.

“Math is at the crux of who gets paid,” said Ed Koc, director of research at NACE. “If you have those skills, you are an extremely valuable asset. We don’t generate enough people like that in this country.”

Read the complete story at http://ow.ly/ijuz

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