With a decent salary and a high guarantee of employment, the number one most valuable major on the market right now is something called actuarial science (actuaries), according to a study by Bankrate based on data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. What is that?
Actuarial science (actuaries) is a fascinating field that assesses risk for the insurance and finance industries by applying math and statistical models. If you are really great with numbers, this might be a worthwhile degree to pursue.
With an unemployment rate of 1.4% and an average annual income of $111,889, believe it or not, zoology is second most valuable major, followed by nuclear engineering; health and medical preparatory programs; and applied mathematics. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most important questions facing young people: Which college major to choose?
The Top 25 Most Valuable College Majors, Rankings For 2018:
|Rank||College major||Average income||Unemployment rate|
|4||Health and Medical Preparatory Programs||$130308||2.3%|
|6||Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration||$103350||1.8%|
|21||Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies||$82386||1.2%|
|22||Mathematics and Computer Science||$93961||2.4%|
|25||Transportation Sciences and Technologies||$90394||3%|
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