The 10 Most Lucrative College Majors for 2019

10. Finance

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Average income: $100,448
Unemployment rate: 2.7 percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the U.S. to add about 773,800 new jobs in finance between 2016 and 2026. Those jobs are a varied lot. Accountants, market researchers, event planners, logisticians and insurance claims adjusters all benefit from a background in finance.

Making this highly paid degree even more appealing is the fact that most graduates in finance can jump into the labor force right after college. Just 30 percent have gone on to earn an advanced degree, Bankrate finds.

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