The 50 Best College Majors for Career Success


Keeping up with the changing workplace requires workers and students to continually assess and upgrade their skills to meet the job market’s requirements.

As you scroll through this list, you’ll notice that many of the best jobs have something in common: While they range widely, from computer science to biotechnology to engineering, physics and economics, many require a proficiency in mathematics. A new Pew Research Center study finds that “for the past several decades, employment has been rising faster in jobs requiring higher levels of preparation — that is, more education, training and experience.”

Even English majors need math and technology now. “[T]echnology is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life, and as the workplace changes, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance for a variety of workers (not just for mathematicians and scientists),” writes U.S. News.

Here are the 50 top-paying college majors, according to a study by Glass Door, a jobs site. Included are Glass Door’s salary information and several popular entry jobs in each category:

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