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Ten Hottest Careers: 2009

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Fastest Growing Occupations 2002


2012


#1
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Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts

Salary Range: $18,610


$96,860

The network systems and data communication analyst career field is projected to grow by 57 percent by 2012.
The rapid spread of computers and technology has demanded an increase in highly skilled workers to develop
and maintain systems for new technologies
. Systems analysts typically solve problems related to computer
technology to meet organizational needs. Network systems and data communications analysts are expected to
be among the fastest growing occupations from 2002 to 2012
.


#2
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Physician Assistant

Salary Range: $16,460


$74,390

Demand for physician assistants is expected to grow by 49 percent by the year 2012. Physician assistants
are formally trained to provide healthcare s
ervices (diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative) as delegated
by a physician. Many physician assistants work in primary care specialties including: pediatrics, family
medicine and general internal medicine. Due to anticipated expansion of the health serv
ices industry, the
physician assistant career field is expected to be among the fastest growing occupations by 2012.

#3
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Medical Assistants

Salary Range: $16,460


$74,390

The medical assistant career field expects to see a 60 percent increase in growth by the year 2012. Medical
assistants typically perform administrative and clinical tasks for physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and
other health practitioners to help kee
p their offices running smoothly. Assistants who have specialized
duities may include: casting of feet (podiatric) and testing eye muscle function (opthalmic). The medical
assistant field is projected to be the fastest growing occupation from 2002 to 2012.


#4
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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Salary Range: $16,460


$74,390

The medical records and health information technician

career field is expected to grow by 47 percent
through the year 2012. Organization and evaluation of healthcare records are typically the main
responsibility of the medical records and health information technician. These records include information of
a
patient's symptoms and medical history, to results of examinations and tests, to diagnoses and
treatments. Through rapid growth of medical tests and procedures, job prospects in the medical records and
health information technician career field project to
be of increasing demand.


#5
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Computer Application Software Engineers

Salary Range: $18,610


$96,860

The computer software engineer career field is
projected to increase by 46 percent by the year 2012.
Computer software engineers generally design and develop new computer software systems by
incorporating new technologies in a growing range of applications. Professionals in this field analyze users'
ne
eds and design computer applications or specialized utility programs using multiple programming
languages, depending on the program's purpose. With the rapid growth and continual change in the
technology industry, computer software engineers are expected t
o be in high demand.




#6
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Physical Therapist Aides

Salary Range: $16,460


$74,390

With the growing number of individuals with disabilities or limited function, employment

in the physical
therapist aide career field is projected to increase by 46 percent. Physical therapist assistants and aides are
responsible for providing services to help improve mobility, relieve pain or prevent permanent physical
disabilities of patient
s with injuries or disease. The demand for physical therapist assistants and aides is
expected to grow faster than many other career fields through 2012.

#7
-

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Salary Range: $7.09


$26.22 hourly

The need for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors is projected to increase by 45 percent from 2002 to
2012. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors lead individuals a
nd groups in various exercise activities.
Helping clients assess their level of physical fitness and achieve fitness goals are the typical responsibility of
a fitness trainer or aerobics instructor. As more people spend more time and money on fitness and a
ctivity,
the employment of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors is expected to grow rapidly.

#8
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Database Administrators

Salary Range: $16,460


$74,390

Careers as database

administrators are projected to increase by 44 percent by the year 2012. Database
administrators typically work with database management systems software to effectively extract data and
present that data in an understandable fashion. The database administ
rator is responsible for understanding
every facet of the organization's database system including: performance, modification, security and the
platform on which the system is running. Database administrators are expected to be among the fastest
growing oc
cupations through the year 2012.

#9
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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Salary Range: $16,170


$33,750

The veterinary technologist and technician career field is expected to grow by 44 percent by the year 2012.
State
-
of
-
the
-
art veterinary care is expected by many owners of pets and other animals. To provide this
service, veterinary technologists and technic
ians typically perform medical tests, and treat and diagnose
medical conditions in animals. Some veterinary technologists and technicians find opportunities in wildlife
medicine, livestock management, pharmaceutical sales or biomedical research. Job openin
gs for veterinary
technologists and technicians is expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2012.

#10
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Dental Hygienists

Salary Range: $8.45


$39.24 hourly

Oppor
tunities in the dental hygienist career field are projected to increase by 43 percent by 2012. Dental
hygienists help patients develop and maintain good oral health by examining patients' gums and teeth,
remove deposits from teeth, take and develop dental
x
-
rays, explain the relationship between diet and oral
health, inform patients how to select appropriate toothbrushes and floss, and more. Dental hygienists are
trained to use handheld, rotary instruments used to clean and polish teeth, as well as syringes

with needles
to administer local anesthetics. The demand for dental hygienists will continue to rise with greater emphasis
on the importance of quality oral health and the retention of natural teeth.


Top 10 Careers for Students

Choosing a career path is
more about a choice of your interests as well as your abilities. To
help you in your career search here is a description of top 10 careers for students.

Top 10 College Degrees By Demand for 2009

http://www.myliferoi.com/2009/10/top
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10
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college
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degrees
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by
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demand
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in
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2009/

10. Marketing/Marketing Management

Majors in this field study how to build a successful image or campaign for a business or
product and can be employed

by any number of companies in a variety of capacities.
Marketing graduates average a starting salary of

$43,334.

9. Management Information Systems/Business Data Processing

MIS involves the different ways that technology can propel a business. Expect to st
art with
an average starting salary of

$52,817.

8. Computer Engineering

Companies need people who know how to design and develop software and systems for a
computer network. Employers, who on average were offering a

$59,803
starting salary,
range from soft
ware engineering to telecommunications firms.

7. Information Sciences & Systems

Students majoring in this area learn the ins and outs of creating computer systems or a web
site. Information sciences and systems graduates were offered a starting salary of

$49,167.

6. Economics/Finance

With the state of the economy, who doesn’t need an economist to put it all in perspective?
Finance and economics majors are expected to rank sixth on the hiring list. When it comes
to starting salaries, the average starting s
alary was
$49,794.

5. Business Administration/Management

Majors in this area, who earned an average starting salary of
$45,887
, are trained to
successfully lead a team and complete a business’s plans and goals efficiently.

4. Computer Science

Computer scie
nce majors graduate knowing how to develop computer programs and how
the machines work. Their skills earned grads an average salary offer of
$56,128.

3. Electrical Engineering

At an average starting salary of

$57,404,
electrical engineer majors are able to

design and
oversee the electrical aspects of everything from a car to the electrical wiring in a building.

2. Mechanical Engineering

Majors in this field can become mechanical engineers where they design and manufacture
mechanical devices like an elevator

or a generator. Their first salary out of college averages

$58,648.

1. Accounting

Take out your calculators: Employers said they expect to hire accounting majors more than
any other group from the class of 2008. Accountants averaged a starting salary of
$
48,334.

Key Takeaways
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( Annotated )

According to what the author says,



This list
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Just because a major is in high demand now doesn’t automatically
mean you should go into it. If you are just starting college, 4 years can change
quite a lot. However, if
you look at it every year, it can provide you the
direction that we are heading.


* Undergraduate majors with “technical” skills (accounting, engineering, computer
sciences) command the most attention in today’s job market.


* If you want to be in de
mand AND make money, you need to go more technical. Try
mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or computer
engineering.


* New jobs are not likely to be plentiful, but replacement openings due to aging in
the work force will b
e dominant.


* The only major that I saw drop in pay from previous years data was Business
Management. The abundance of business grads may be driving the price down.


* Elementary and Secondary Education and Information Technology are the best
prospe
cts for new grads in the next few years.


* Healthcare positions, particularly in nursing, are also attractive options.

You do not have to be in one of those majors to get hired (obviously). There are also
niche majors that are in high demand relative t
o the amount of people who go to
school for the subject matter.

Example:
An English Education major takes courses that would be useful as a website
master or human resources director.



15

Most Lucrative College Degrees By Starting Salaries 2009

Hint: Grab a pencil, calculator, protractor ... or a drill. Engineering majors snag most
of the top spots.
http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/24/news/economy/highest_starting_salaries/index.htm

















Highest Paying Jobs That Do Not Require a College Degree

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According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Stat
istics,

people who work
in the careers below earn above average wages working in fields that require a
relatively small amount of training
--

from just a few weeks to one year.


The hourly
wages listed are the median amounts earned in 2004.


Note that "hig
hest paying jobs" does not mean one will become wealthy working
these jobs.


It means that people working in these fields were paid a higher hourly
wage than those working in other fields.




HOURLY WAGE
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J
OB

$14.71


Auto Mechanics

$16.44


Carpenters

$14.02


Welders

$19.90


Electricians

$17.42


Firefighters

$16.64


Food Service Managers

$13.70


Plumbers and Pipe Fitters

$22.78


Telecommunications Equipment Installers/Repairers

$20.58


Postal Service Workers

$15.97


Truck Drivers

$22.01


Police Officers

$24.00


Power Plant Operators

$15.67


Carpet and Tile Setters

$23.33


Line Repairers and Installers

$23.26


Rail Transportation Workers

$14.70


Real Estate Agents

$20.11


Brick Masons and Stonemasons

$16.21


Drywall Installers

$16.06


Executive Secretari
es / Administrative Assistants
















Highest Paying Jobs That Require a Two Year Degree


According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics,

people who work
in the careers below earn high wages working in fields that require only two

years of
college or training.


The hourly wages listed are the median amounts earned in 2004.

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_aa.html


HOURLY WAGE
-

J
OB

$27.09 Dental Hygienists

$24.03 Funeral Directors

$21.69 Registered Nurses

$20.89 Engineering Technicians

$19.97 Court Reporters

$19.66 Radiological Technicians

$18.69 Respiratory Therapists

$18.49 Science Technicians

$1
8.48 Heavy Equipment Mechanics

$18.44 Automotive Body Repairers



$17.56


Paralegals

$17.51 Cardiovascular Technologists

$16.59 Sales Worker Supervisors

$16.58 Machinists

$15.00 Surgical Technologists

















Highest Paying Jobs That Require a
Four Year Degree

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_ba.html


HOURLY WAGE
-

J
OB

$95.80 Airline Pilots

$45.48 General Managers ***

$37.24 Managers



(Marketing, Advertising, PR)

$33.51 Engineers (
see list
)

$33.00 Actuaries

$32.38 Physician Assistants ***

$31.05 Surveyors / Mapping Scientists

$30.11 Securities / Financial Sales

$29.36 Computer Systems Analyst

$29.16 Secondary School
Teachers

$26.45 Teachers, In General (Average)

$26.20 Police, Supervisors / Detectives

$24.85 Purchasing Agents

$24.81 Editors and Reporters

$23.76 Librarians

$23.45 Insurance Underwriters

$23.22 Architects

$23.19 Computer Programmers

$22.79 Occupa
tional Therapists

$22.59 Accountants / Auditors


How Much Do Engineers Earn?

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_ba_engineers.html

In 2006, there was a shortage of qualified engineers.


This means that engineering is one of the
hottest careers with many new college graduates starting out at $75,000 per year.


According to
statistics gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medi
an hourly wage in 2004 for various
engineering professions were as follows:


HOURLY WAGE
-

J
OB

$33.34 Aerospace Engineers

$36.39 Chemical Engineers

$27.35 Civil Engineers

$33.94 Electrical Engineers

$26.49 Industrial Engineers

$26.20 Mechanical
Engineers

$33.24 Nuclear Engineers

$36.75 Petroleum Engineers

$33.59 Sales Engineers


The Highest Paying Jobs That Require a Graduate Degree

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_grad.html

According to the
Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who work in the professions below
earn the highest wages out of 700 occupations studied.


The hourly wages listed below are the median wages
earned in the year 2004.


All of these jobs require a master
's or doctorate degree.

HOURLY WAGE
-

J
OB

$61.19 Physicians

$59.28 Dentists

$39.00 Professors (
click for list
)

$38.76 Lawyers

$38.53 Optometrists

$37.94 Judges

$36.66 Physicists /
Astronomers

$33.87 Financial Managers

$31.40 Chiropractors

$31.23 Chemists

$31.10 Pharmacists

$29.85 Geologists

$29.07 Economists

$27.03 Psychologists

$26.71 Speech Therapists

$25.33 Management Analysts

$25.03 Medical Scientists

$23.93 Urban
Planners

$22.85 Physical Therapists

College Professors Earn High Wages

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_grad_prof.html

According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who teac
h at the university level earn
higher hourly wages than almost all other professions. The hourly wages listed below are the median wages
earned in the year 2004.

HOURLY WAGE
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J
OB












Best Jobs For

the 21st Century

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$39.07 History Teachers

$38.34 Business / Marketing Teachers

$37.85
English Teachers

$37.82 Math Teachers

$37.63 Social Science Teachers

$37.52 Chemistry Teachers

$37.46 Biological Science Teachers

$37.39 Earth / Marine
Science

Teachers

$36.17 Political Science Teachers


$54.47 Economics Teac
hers

$52.95 Physics Teachers

$51.20 Medical Science Teachers

$51.15 Law Teachers


$44.37 Natural Science Teachers

$42.29 Engineering Teachers

$39.74 Sociology Teachers

$39.33 Education Teachers

$39.14 Theology Teachers



With more and more jobs being exported overseas and the workplace becoming
fiercely competitive, it is important to pick a career

that will be in high demand in the
future and afford you the lifestyle you want without creating credit and debt problems.


The following fields are associated with very healthy industries which are expected to
continue growing at a faster than average
rate:


Healthcare

Administration, Nursing, Physical Health, Dentistry, Mental Health


Technology

Biotechnology, Engineering, Information Technology


Business and Professional Services

Financial Services (Banking, Securities, Accounting, Insurance), Human R
esources,
Law, Communications, Public Relations, Sales and Marketing, Food Services


Public Service

Social Services, Education, State and Local Government


Emerging Careers


Although mostly unheard of today, the following careers are expected to be in high

demand in the years to come:


information broker

job developer

leisure consultant

bionic electron technician

computational linquist

fiber optic technician

fusion engineer

image consultant

myotherapist

relocation counselor

retirement counselor

robot

technician

space mechanic

underwater archaeologist




College Professors Earn High Wages

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_grad_prof.html


According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statist
ics, those who teach
at the university level earn higher hourly wages than almost all other professions.
The hourly wages listed below are the median wages earned in the year 2004.


HOURLY WAGE
-

J
OB

$54.47 Economics Teachers

$52.95 Physics Teachers

$51.2
0 Medical Science Teachers

$51.15 Law Teachers

$44.37 Natural Science Teachers

$42.29 Engineering Teachers

$39.74 Sociology Teachers

$39.33 Education Teachers

$39.14 Theology Teachers

$39.07 History Teachers

$38.34 Business / Marketing Teachers

$37.85 English Teachers

$37.82 Math Teachers

$37.63 Social Science Teachers

$37.52 Chemistry Teachers

$37.46 Biological Science Teachers

$37.39 Earth / Marine Science Teachers

$36.17 Political Science Teachers
















How Much Do Engineers Ea
rn?

http://www.resumagic.com/hpj_ba_engineers.html


In 2006, there was a shortage of qualified engineers.


This means that engineering is
one of the hottest careers with many new college gradua
tes starting out at $75,000
per year.


According to statistics gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the
median hourly wage in 2004 for various engineering professions were as follows:


HOURLY WAGE
-

J
OB

$33.34 Aerospace Engineers

$36.39 Chemical
Engineers

$27.35 Civil Engineers

$33.94 Electrical Engineers

$26.49 Industrial Engineers

$26.20 Mechanical Engineers

$33.24 Nuclear Engineers

$36.75 Petroleum Engineers

$33.59 Sales Engineers


Top 50 Careers with Pay and Growth Prospects 2009

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/full_list/index.html

Money and
PayScale.com

rate the top 50 careers with gre
at pay and growth prospects.

Rank

Job title

Job growth

(10
-
year forecast)

1

Systems Engineer

45%

2

Physician Assistant

27%

3

College Professor

23%

4

Nurse Practitioner

23%

5

Information Technology Project Manager

16%

6

Certified Public Accountant

18%

7

Physical Therapist

27%

8

Computer/Network Security Consultant

27%

9

Intelligence Analyst

15%

10

Sales Director

10%

11

Anesthesiologist

14%

12

Software Developer

28%

13

Pharmacist

22%

14

Occupational Therapist

23%

15

Nurse Anesthetist

23%

16

Software Product Manager

28%

17

Business Analyst, IT

29%

18

Attorney/Lawyer

11%

19

Physician/General Practice

14%

20

Human Resources Manager

13%

21

Senior Financial Analyst

34%

22

Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist

14%

23

Clinical Psychologist

16%

24

Psychiatrist

14%

25

Veterinarian

35%

26

Marketing Manager

14%

27

Speech
-
Language Pathologist

11%

28

Technical Writer

20%

29

Finance Director

13%

30

Telecommunications Network Engineer

53%

31

Director of Communications

17%

32

Hotel General Manager

12%

33

Securities Trader

25%

34

Account Executive

10%

35

Education/Training Consultant

22%

36

Corporate Paralegal

22%

37

Quality Control Engineer

20%

38

Manufacturing Engineer

20%

39

Computer Software Program Manager

28%

40

Applications Systems Analyst

29%

41

Senior Internal Auditor

18%

42

Commercial Property Manager

15%

43

Creative Director

26%

44

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative

12%

45

Associate
-

Investment Banking

34%

46

Training & Development Manager

16%

47

Product Marketing Manager

14%

48

Quality Assurance Manager

16%

49

Financial Research Analyst

34%

50

Outside Sales Representative

12%


From the November 2009 issue

Sources
:
PayScale.com
, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Conference
Board Help Wanted
Online Data Series, and MONEY research

* Job growth is estimated for 2006
-
2016 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Top 10 Jobs with Future Growth Potential 2009

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/qualitylife/growth.html


Rank

Job title

Best
Jobs
rank

% who think

jobs like theirs

will grow in the
future

1

Product Management Director

N.A
.

93.8%

2

Intelligence Analyst

9

87.9%

3

Psychiatrist

24

87.5%

4

Business Process/Management
Consultant

N.A
.

83.7%

5

Associate
-

Investment Banking

45

83.3%

6

Nurse Anesthetist

15

83.3%

7

Nurse Practitioner

4

80.6%

8

Physician Assistant

2

79.8%

9

Software Product Manager

16

78.6%

10

Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist

22

77.8%


Top 10 Ranking of Jobs of Satisfaction 2009

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/qualitylife/satisfaction.ht
ml


Rank

Job title

Best Jobs

rank

% who say their job is
satisfying

1

Nurse Anesthetist

15

94.7%

2

Anesthesiologist

11

87.5%

3

Training & Development
Manager

46

84.0%

4

Education/Training
Consultant

35

80.0%

5

Creative Director

43

79.2%

6

Nurse
Practitioner

4

79.0%

7

Human Resources
Manager

20

78.6%

8

Commercial Property
Manager

42

78.6%

9

Intelligence Analyst

9

78.1%

10

Occupational Therapist

14

77.1%






Top 10 Ranking of Jobs with Security 2009

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/qualitylife/security.html


Rank

Job title

Best Jobs

rank

% who say their job is secure*

1

Emergency Room
Physician

N.A.

100.0%

2

General Surgeon

N.A.

100.0%

3

Marketing Manager

26

100.0%

4

Nurse Practitioner

4

97.3%

5

Software Development
Director

N.A.

96.7%

6

Physician Assistant

2

96.6%

7

Director of
Communications

31

96.0%

8

Physical Therapist

7

96.0%

9

Speech
-
Language
Pathologist

27

95.6%

10

Attorney/Lawyer

18

95.0%


Top 10 Median
Salary Jobs 2009

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/highpay/index.html


Rank

Job title

Best Jobs rank

Median salary*

1

Anesthesiologist

11

$292,000

2

Physician/Ob
-
Gyn
1

22

$222,000

3

Psychiatrist

24

$177,000

4

Nurse Anesthetist

15

$157,000

5

Sales Director
2

10

$140,000

6

Actuary

N.A.

$129,000

7

Finance Director

29

$121,000

8

Software Architect
3

N.A.

$117,000

9

Attorney/Lawyer

18

$115,000

10

Insurance Broker

N.A.

$114,000














Top 10 Low Stress Jobs for 2009



http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2009/qualitylife/index.html


Rank

Job title

Best
Jobs
rank

% who say their job

is low stress

1

Education/Training
Consultant

35

60.0%

2

Physical Therapist

7

59.5%

3

College Professor

3

59.2%

4

Software Developer

12

59.0%

5

Technical Writer

28

56.4%

6

Telecommunications
Network Engineer

30

55.6%

7

Speech
-
Language
Pathologist

27

53.0%

8

Software Architect

N.A.

51.6%

9

Occupational Therapist

14

50.0%

10

Civil Engineer

N.A.

49.1%


Top 10 Paying College Majors Ranked By Average
Starting Salary

MAR 11, 2008

http://education
-
portal.com/articles/Top_10_Paying_College_Majors.html

Average

starting salaries are on the way up in many different fields.

1. Chemical Engineering

Average Starting Salary: $59,218

Chemical engineering majors can work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing,
health care and business. In addition to working with chemistry to solve engineering
problems, chemical engineers design equipment an
d develop other new products. Schools
that have programs with strong reputations in chemical engineering include the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California at Berkeley and
University of Minnesota.

2. Electrical Engineering

Av
erage Starting Salary: $55,333

Electrical engineering majors usually focus on the design and development of the electrical
equipment used in automobiles, aircraft and electric utilities. Most electrical engineers
specialize in electrical equipment or power

systems and work in a variety of industries. Good
schools for electrical engineers include the University of California at Berkeley,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University.


3. Mechanical Engineering

Average Starting Salary:
$54,057

Unlike most engineers, mechanical engineers do a little of everything. Primary work involves
the design and development of power
-
producing machines (gas turbines, steam engines,
electric generators, etc.) Mechanical engineering majors can work in a

broad range of
industries, including manufacturing, agriculture and business. The University of California at
Berkeley, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are among
the schools that have world renowned mechanical engineeri
ng programs.

4. Computer Science

Average Starting Salary: $53,051

Computer science majors work with every aspect of computer systems. Computer scientists
are employed in every sector of the economy, but many choose to work in design or
research. The Massac
husetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University and
Stanford University all have top
-
ranked computer science programs.

5. Civil Engineering

Average Starting Salary: $48,998

Civil engineering majors design transportation systems, water sys
tems, buildings and other
construction projects. Most civil engineers have a specialization in one of the main civil
engineering disciplines: environmental, geotechnical, construction, structural, transportation
and water resources. Stanford University, th
e University of California at Berkeley and the
University of Illinois are three schools with top
-
ranked civil engineering programs.

6. Economics

Average Starting Salary: $47,782

Economics majors tend to focus on collecting and analyzing data. Most work in
research or
consulting; more than half are employed through the government. Top schools for
economics majors include Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the
University of Chicago.



7. Management Information Systems

Average Startin
g Salary: $47,407

Management information systems majors work in all areas of business to help computerized
organizations function more effectively. Three of the best schools for management
information systems are the University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie

Mellon University and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


8. Finance

Average Starting Salary: $46,442

Financial professionals work with money, stocks, bonds and all sorts of other market assets.
Most finance majors work in banks, in governme
nt or in the finance departments of firms
and other financial institutions. Top schools for finance majors include New York University,
the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California at Berkeley.

9. Accounting

Average Starting Salary: $46,
292

Accountants carry out fundamental financial tasks for individuals and organizations. Most
accounting majors secure a position in one of four fields after graduation: government
accounting, internal auditing, public accounting or management accounting.
The University
of Texas at Austin, University of Pennsylvania and University of Illinois at Urbana
-
Champaign are just three of the many schools in the U.S. with respected accounting
programs.

10. Business Administration/Management

Average Starting Salary:
$43,256

Business administration has been one of the most popular college majors for years.
Students who major in business administration and management can start their own
company or work in virtually any industry imaginable. The University of Pennsylvania
, Notre
Dame and the University of Virginia are just a few of the schools known for having top
-
notch
business administration programs.