The 5 Most Valuable — and 5 Least Valuable — College Majors

Posted By on October 4, 2021

If you are looking to get the best return on your investment in a college degree, you may want to consider a major in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

 

Top 5

STEM degrees dominated the top of the rankings. It’s an area of study that’s already been gaining popularity. In fact, the growth in STEM degree recipients has outpaced that for all degrees, according to Pew Research.

1. Architectural Engineering

Median annual income: $90,000; unemployment rate: 1.3%

2. Construction Services

Median annual income: $80,000; unemployment rate: 1%

3. Computer Engineering

Median annual income: $101,000; unemployment rate: 2.3%

4. Aerospace Engineering

Median annual income: $100,000 ; unemployment rate: 1.9%

5. Transportation Sciences and Technologies

Median annual income: $86,000; unemployment rate: 1.8%

 

Bottom 5

155. Clinical Psychology

Median annual income: $49,000; unemployment rate: 3.8%

156. Composition and Speech

Median annual income:$42,000; unemployment rate: 4.9%

157. Drama and Theater Arts

Median annual income: $41,000; unemployment rate: 4.5%

158. Miscellaneous Fine Arts

Median annual income: $38,000; unemployment rate: 5.6%

159. Visual and Performing Arts

Median annual income: $35,500; unemployment rate: 3.6%

Source: MFOXCNBC

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