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The 10 Most Employable Majors

Posted Feb 25 2013 - 2:00pm
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6. Finance 

You made budget spreadsheets for yourself back when you were still getting a weekly allowance form your parents. You've never made a late rent payment or had an overdraft fee, and you consider your personal piggy bank collection a thing of beauty. A career in finance may be right for you, and with a 94 percent employment rate, we can hardly blame you.
 
It's one of the most popular majors in the U.S. today and has an average income of $65,000. We trust you're already thinking about how that will fit into your 401(k) plans.
 

7. Mathematics 

Crunching numbers is listed in your Facebook interests. When the bill gets to your table after a round of margaritas and plate of nachos with your girlfriends, you're the first to help everyone figure out how much they owe and what percent they should leave for a tip. If these sound familiar, math is your calling, and you'll be happy to know that careers in math have a 94 percent employment rate. Keep in mind that most math majors go on to graduate school to earn advanced degrees.
 
While the Georgetown study listed math as one of the least popular majors for American college students, its average earnings check in at $98,000. Tell that one to the boy in 3rd grade who made fun of you for being nerdy because math was your favorite subject.
 
8. Civil Engineering 
From crafting plans for skyscrapers and suspension bridges to designing innovative ways to supply water to a community, civil engineers have a tough, but exciting task. If that doesn't draw you in, consider that civil engineering has one of the highest average salaries for women at $62,000 a year. Also, you don't necessarily have to earn a graduate degree. The Georgetown study showed that 65 percent of civil engineers have only a bachelor's degree.
 
9. Political Science 

Forget The Bachelor, you're glued to the presidential candidate debates and have C-SPAN, not Facebook, as your homepage. You've been excited for 2012 for months not because it means the first movie in The Hunger Games series is coming out, but because it's an election year. Political science is your major of choice, and luckily for you, it has a 93 percent employment rate.
 
Graduates with degrees in political science have an almost endless list of career options. Do you want to be a journalist? How about an international agency officer, career counselor, or CIA agent? The American Political Science Association lists these and many more for collegiettes™ with a passion for politics.
 
10. Marketing 

Marketing is quickly becoming one of the most popular majors among U.S. college students, and collegiettes™, take note—51 percent of marketing students are female. In a field once dominated by men, women are making a comeback. A career in marketing can pull in an average $58,000 a year.
 
If you think that marketing means dull days spent behind a desk, chained to a cubicle, think again. Careers sprouting from a business major with a marketing focus include opportunities in public relations, advertising and brand management. Here’s your chance to make bank on those great ideas you’re always coming up with.
 
What's your major? Did yours make our list? Let us know below!
 
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