Whether we like it or not, we’re all living in a capitalist world where money rules. For all of you looking for a career that makes a little extra, here are the highest paying university degrees.
It is never too late to switch careers. Whether you’re still planning to attend university, are in the middle of earning a university degree, or someone who is looking for a career change of boost, here are the highest paying university degrees today according to Payscale.
5. Electrical Engineering
As an electrical engineer, you’d be engineering in the field of studying and applying electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. An early career salary for someone with a EE Masters or Phd is around $103,000 in the US, and can reach as high as $144,000 mid-career.
4. Computer Science
This is not something that is hard to figure out. In a society where everything is going digital there is always a need for more apps, more websites and more software. While a computer scientist starts off making around $118,000 a year, it can reach towards $145,000 after a few years in the industry. (Not to forget that you could make millions if you’re creative enough to create a top-selling app)
3. Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry is actually a very wide field and has many career paths to choose from. Someone with an organic chemistry degree works with studying the structure of organic compounds and material, i.e., everything that contains carbon, like fuel. An organic chemistry Phd holder makes a starting salary of around $84,000 and around $146,000 a year by mid-career.
2. MBA in Strategy
A master of business administration with emphasis on strategy is probably the one of few degrees that could fit into the executive branch of any industry. A starting salary with someone just out of grad school can be as much as $96,200 a year, and could reach up to $149,000 and above within a few years.
1. Anesthetic Nurse
While such nurses aren’t considered essential in many parts in the world, in developed countries no surgery happens without them. An anesthetic nurse is a person who specializes in the administration of anesthesia, and can make as much as $140,000 for a starting salary in the US. By mid-career, anesthetic nurses make around $156,000 dollars a year.