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    Want a good paying job out of college? Study technology, engineering
    04/16/2011

    Engineering and technology dominate the highest-paid majors in 2011, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Bethlehem PA.

    Chemical engineering majors are at the top, with an average salary offer of $66,886. Computer science majors are at #2, with an average offer of $63,017. Information sciences majors were offered an average $56,868.

    Engineering majors hold seven of the top-10 salary offers:
    Chemical engineering - $66,886
    Computer science - $63,017
    Mechanical engineering - $60,739
    Electrical/electronics & communications engineering - $60,646
    Computer engineering - $60,112
    Industrial/manufacturing engineering - $58,549
    Systems engineering - $57,497
    Engineering technology - $57,176
    Information sciences & systems - $56,868
    Business systems networking/telecommunications - $56,808.

    “The entire top-10 list underscores the interest employers have in hiring technical majors,” NACE executive director Marilyn Mackes said. Details: www.naceweb.org.
     


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