Which College Degrees Fetch a Higher Salary?

Which College Degrees Fetch a Higher Salary?

With college tuition at an all-time high and likely to increase in the future, you might be wondering whether a diploma is still a good investment. With the prospect of insurmountable debt looming overhead, which degrees give you more bang for your buck?


  • A picture is worth a thousand words… Great info graphic, kinda illustrates that noble professions do not rank high when it comes to income. Do the banks allow payments in good will to repay the loans?

    Comment by online education — February 27, 2011 @ 2:19 pm
  • Education only limits your income potential if you consider it to be job training, and don’t focus yourself clearly on the skills and contacts you develop in college and university. We need to broaden our thinking when it comes to post-secondary education – not to tell people not to go, but to become more adept at seeing the real skills we develop and making the most of what we do learn. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve helped people with ‘just an arts degree’ focus on the research and critical thinking skills they’ve developed. NEVER underestimate the importance of the skills you have… and ALWAYS find someone to help you identify and work with these skills.

    Comment by Beth Campbell Duke — May 28, 2011 @ 7:32 am
  • Great philosophy, Beth. A good friend of mine describes it as this: in college you learn a framework of how to learn. It will aid you tremendously in college, but will follow you for the rest of your life as well.

    Comment by Sarah Ward — June 2, 2011 @ 3:44 pm
  • Thanks for all of the great information. I think it is important to know what type of lifestyle you are realistically expecting to live and then compare those jobs that can provide that with your skills. If you are good at something like critical thinking something in a science or legal related field may be good for you. There is a lot critical thinking for nurses, doctors, attorneys, and investigators. I think it is necessary to make sure you are compatible with the requirements of your intended field of study.

    Comment by Eliza Winters — December 1, 2011 @ 9:45 am

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