College Degrees That Earn The Most Money

College Degrees That Earn The Most Money


Deciding on a degree is a difficult choice. Although following your passions might be
the most sensible, there’s only so many vacancies for football stars, astronauts,
movies stars, and models. So getting practical might be the way forward. And if you’re being practical you better
start about thinking about the money too. Because, what’s more practical than having
enough cash to pay your bills, What degree has the graduate walking away from academia
and landing a high paying job? In what subjects do the big dollars lay? That’s what we will try to find out in today’s
Infographics Show as we look at– These degrees will make you the most money. So today we’re looking at five degrees that
could have you paying back those fees and putting a dent in the student loan in a matter
of months. In the United States there are more than 4500
colleges with programs that vary wildly in cost. The cost of getting a degree is based not
only on the tuition fees and the expenses students pay on living, rent, books, transportation
etc – there are numerous other costs. Some degree programs are free, some are sponsored
by grants, and others accept students on a non-profit basis. Getting a degree will probably cost you anywhere
in the range of $0 up to $55,000 and maybe much more when you factor in living costs. Today we’re are looking at five degree programs
that should see you getting back that outlay within the first year of employment. First up and potentially the most lucrative
of our five degrees is Petroleum engineering. With an average starting pay of $108,000 this
industry is a sure way to start earning big fast. Petroleum engineering relates to the production
of hydrocarbons, namely crude oil or natural gas. Once oil and gas exploration has taken place
it needs to be extracted from the source and refined into a usable energy source. That’s where petroleum engineers come in. Petroleum engineering focuses requires an
in-depth understanding of oil, water and gas within porous rock at high pressure. Graduates of a 4 year degree in petroleum
engineering will need a solid understanding of math and science and be prepared to work
in far flung places. Oil and gas workers can be offshore for months
working on drilling rigs, refineries, and pipelines. After 10 or 12 years a petroleum engineering
expert can expect to almost double that salary earning up to $185,000 per year making this
the most lucrative career path on our list. Next up on our list is computer engineering. Graduates in this field can expect to earn
up to $70,000. This should reach $100,000 in 7 to 9 years. But that’s just as a salary man. Bill Gates and the Steve Jobs built financial
empires in this field so with this piece of paper the world’s your oyster. In fact, both Jobs and Gates dropped out of
college and made a fortune without a degree. But let’s stick with the traditional route
for the purpose of this episode. A good understanding of electronics, software,
and hardware are required to excel in this subject. You need to know how things work and what
happens when you put them together. Simple, huh? Well, if integrating several fields of computer
science and electronic engineering to develop hardware and software is what you excel in,
then computer engineering is the course for you. You just require a high-tech mode of thinking
and the ability to design hard and software as and when required. After ten years of high-tech problem solving
you might expect to make $115,000 a year and that student loan will be just a distant memory. Economics graduates can expect to start on
around $55,000. A four year degree studying the history, social-economic,
and political relationships between people and finance could result in you making some
serious money for yourself. Economists are required to look at the history
and trends of financial behavior and predict upcoming trends. If the behavior and interactions of economic
agents, including individuals and financial markets, keeps you awake at night, this is
the degree program for you. And don’t worry if your financial predictions
are wrong, most economists get it wrong some, or even most of the time. After 10 years in this field you can expect
to make $125,000 as an analyst for a private corporation. You would probably find a safe and secure
job working for a large international bank. Just keep an eye out for sub-prime mortgage
loans being sold as triple A bonds. Chemical engineering students can expect to
start on around $70,000 reaching to about $100,000 in 10 to 12 years. Graduates in this industry might not necessarily
be limited to a laboratory environment. They might find themselves working in green
industries, food manufacturing, medicine or garden architecture. A fondness for the way elements work together
in the world will help you tackle this subject. So if you enjoyed accidentally setting fire
to the science work-bench at school this may be the route for you to take at university. A good start is to learn the periodic table
and start to make compounds in your head or in a notebook. But you will need to up the game in class. Chemical engineering uses not only chemistry
but also physics, mathematics, and economics to use, produce, transform, and transport
chemicals, raw material, living cells, microorganisms and energy. Engineers in this field get heavily involved
with chemical plant design and operations. A chemical engineer might find him or herself
rubbing shoulders with the petroleum engineer at a refinery plant. They may even share advice on the best high
rate saving schemes, or compare sports cars. Applied mathematics degree holders can expect
to make $64,700 a year. A good knowledge of math enables the student
to solve problems that might save a company. After 10 years working with numbers you might
be expected to make $100,000. Like the other subjects on our list this one
is rather difficult if you don’t have a flair for it. Applied mathematics is the application of
mathematical methods into different fields such as science, business, engineering, travel
and computer industries. While careers in mathematics are wide they
all boil down to one core element – problem solving. As an applied mathematician you may be tasked
with solving the following quandary: How can an airline use more intelligent scheduling
programs to reduce costs and maximize profits? You will sit down and crack that puzzle and
make your employer a stack of extra cash in the process. So there we have out top five degrees for
making money. Remember, these degrees aren’t guaranteed
to make you rich but armed with them you have a good chance of landing that important first
job. Success in a career cannot be boiled down
to a piece of paper, but with a good qualification we can get a head start in the race. Along with that qualification you will need
social skills, a sense of morals and ethics, good personal hygiene, and a visible sense
of enthusiasm. But is
that all you need? What do you think the best money-making degree
is? Do we even need to go to college to be successful? What are the pros and cons of spending four
years studying? Be sure to let us know in the comments section
below. Also, be sure to watch our other video called
– Surprisingly High Paying Jobs? Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe, and as ever, see you next time.

100 Comments

  • The Infographics Show

    December 16, 2018

    How did you choose your future profession? Was it based on what you found interesting or based on the expected annual income?

    Does good paycheck make you forget you actually don't like the job? Or does personal satisfaction because you do what you like compensate for the less money you make?

    Reply
  • Obaid Rumani

    July 28, 2019

    YouTuber should have been there

    Reply
  • No Body

    July 28, 2019

    In my head the most logical thing to do is to become rich then do what I love. When you have money you have power to do anything you want. But when your poor, how are you gonna do things you love ? It’s always gonna be a burden. You’re never gonna love what you do bc there will be financial instability.

    Reply
  • Dalia Flora

    July 29, 2019

    art degree had left the chat…

    Reply
  • Bibi Tech Videos

    July 29, 2019

    1.SCCM Admin
    2. Windows Imager
    3. Application Packager

    No need for job hunt too. Recruiter call you like crazy. 😀

    Reply
  • Ivan Law

    July 30, 2019

    I'm a fresh Computer Engineer graduate and I'm shocked… seriously I took this degree because I want to build my gaming pc. I survived.

    Reply
  • Kathir Sivagananam

    July 31, 2019

    Nyz

    Reply
  • Al Most

    August 1, 2019

    100k a year… People make women’s bags and only use math when it comes to counting cash. Pack it up

    Reply
  • Vincent Van Gogh Away

    August 3, 2019

    If I majored in petroleum engineering, I would be concerned about losing my job if we finally come together to stop the environmental damage we are causing.

    Reply
  • d m

    August 3, 2019

    All the things I hate

    Reply
  • Alan Parson

    August 7, 2019

    Fake List:
    1. Petroleum Engineering –> New Energy will replace this.
    2. Computer Engineering ✔️
    3. Economists –> Soon automated.
    4. Chemical Engineering –> Soon Automated.
    5. Mathematicians ✔️

    Real List:
    1. Computer Science ✅ –> Software is taking over Earth.
    2. Computer Engineering ✅ –> Software is taking over Earth and needs more Hardware.
    3. Finance ✅ –> People need to handle investment portfolios and understand valuation for starting businesses.
    4. Mathematicians ✅ –> Data and AI needs managing and algorithms.
    5. Nursing ✅ –> Doctors are being phased out on Insurance policies and more people need medical care now more than ever (boomers).

    Reply
  • Hänsel

    August 13, 2019

    What about my degree in gender studies? I'm so close to getting a PhD!!!

    Reply
  • Marc The light

    August 15, 2019

    If I wana be pilot then what would I do

    Reply
  • PC Gamers

    August 16, 2019

    Surgeons in the UK start off earning £100,000 a year and going up to 160,000 a year

    Reply
  • Algomi

    August 20, 2019

    What the other engineerings im a MT engineer and i started at 60k+(can’t give my salary info) as Quality Eng.

    Reply
  • SharkTank

    August 20, 2019

    lol computer engineering needs to die

    Reply
  • SharkTank

    August 20, 2019

    dude gcse would do just fine no need for other degrees XD

    Reply
  • Mannan iqbal

    August 21, 2019

    You will NEVER EVER become a mllonaire with a 9-5 job. Start a business if u want a mill

    Reply
  • Ibrahim Refahi

    August 22, 2019

    BTW for those who dont know, subprime mortgage loans caused the 2008 market crisis.

    Reply
  • Raghav Maheshwari

    August 22, 2019

    In india .. especially in IIT's freshers from btech computer science can get an initial package of over 100,000$

    Reply
  • Kavika

    August 22, 2019

    All those jobs are still considered low income salaries in the city and county of San Francisco.

    Reply
  • Sharika Miller

    August 24, 2019

    Any degree can get you cash …just need to research on the area

    Reply
  • Kool Aid

    August 26, 2019

    What degree do I require to become Mr Beast's friend?!

    Reply
  • a f

    August 28, 2019

    I think that mechanical engineering is one of the highest paying jobs.

    Reply
  • Anthony Freeman

    August 30, 2019

    Better prepare to get an advanced degree. You'll apparently need it in the coming years regardless of most every profession

    Reply
  • romarssi everything!!

    August 31, 2019

    What about civil Engineering?

    Reply
  • JJ Salcido

    August 31, 2019

    Engineers make money after 4 years. Doctors and Lawyers start making money after 10 years.

    Reply
  • Akhilesh Jayachandran

    September 1, 2019

    No doctors…?

    Reply
  • Henonaga

    September 1, 2019

    Top 5 majors for a great career by rank:
    1. Doctor
    2. Engineer
    3. Nursing
    4. Accounting
    5. Computer Science (Due to age discrimination in the IT industry, i moved it to #5)

    Reply
  • Teshauna Johnson

    September 5, 2019

    I want to become an C.E.O , author , model , financials , or military .

    Reply
  • Robert Pearce

    September 5, 2019

    No need for attending uni daycare centers for adult children. Because when AI kicks in
    As all our problems will be solved.

    Reply
  • September 7, 2019

    The video starts at 1:26.

    Reply
  • Kaaa aaeni

    September 7, 2019

    Petroleum Engineer will become obsolete in a few years. Wouldn't recommend but on the other hand a computer engineer will be the base of the future society so maybe choose that, although there'll be many of them.

    Reply
  • xoxo oxxo

    September 9, 2019

    Petroleum engineering won't last forever but chemical engineering will continue to grow its field and get paid for it.

    Reply
  • Free Again

    September 12, 2019

    What about a medical degree?

    How will petroleum engineering be affected by the push for clean energy?

    Reply
  • Lynju

    September 13, 2019

    sleeping on computer science

    Reply
  • Ruby and Roby

    September 13, 2019

    No matter which degree you earn you are gonna be successful

    Reply
  • Joshua Laughlin

    September 14, 2019

    Computer Science?

    Reply
  • Rezsorandom

    September 14, 2019

    What about aerospace engineer

    Reply
  • Johnny D

    September 15, 2019

    I majored in math, minored in econ, and have a decent job. All of my friends that studied finance make 2x what I earn.

    Reply
  • Viral Top Videos

    September 15, 2019

    Doctor?

    Reply
  • Parth Patil

    September 16, 2019

    Hey I have mechanical engineering degree and one Mdes in production and one MBA degree and I am also earning more than 8 Lacs per month in Germany

    Reply
  • Parth Patil

    September 16, 2019

    Bro passion=money
    In this degree doesn't matter
    If you have passion you can change the whole world just like Lamborghini owner had done in his life from tractor to supercars

    Reply
  • Eddie Ah

    September 17, 2019

    What abt a business degree

    Reply
  • B Adams

    September 17, 2019

    Can’t earn money if you can’t find a job after graduating.. it isn’t as easy as they making it seem and these majors are VERY difficult 😪

    Reply
  • Kalimba Hamilton

    September 18, 2019

    Science
    Technology
    ENGINEERING
    Math

    Reply
  • Max atlas Schneider

    September 18, 2019

    Is Information Technology a decent course to take?

    Reply
  • Olatoye Gureje

    September 18, 2019

    Wish I watched this years ago.

    Reply
  • Karlos Valentin

    September 18, 2019

    What about air traffic control

    Reply
  • Luis Ortiz

    September 19, 2019

    How about Computer Science?

    Reply
  • dos2tres3 #23

    September 20, 2019

    Redding City Police officer. .$185,000

    Reply
  • bailey kersch-hughes

    September 20, 2019

    But every ones trying to move away from fossil fuels so finding jobs in that should get harder as the years go by.

    Reply
  • Ian M

    September 21, 2019

    How much do these degrees cost?

    Reply
  • Sauces FC

    September 21, 2019

    wow my dad made the same amount of money as a plumber

    Reply
  • Ordinary Asian Boii

    September 22, 2019

    *cries in electrical engineering
    *Watch 4.0 videos
    *Laugh in electrical engineering

    Reply
  • Genne Clervil

    September 22, 2019

    What about game developers

    Reply
  • Matthew Larson

    September 24, 2019

    A petroleum engineer is usually either a mechanical or chemical engineer. Also, engineers are basically applied mathematicians, the entire engineering field is by definition problem solving

    Reply
  • Rahdin Zaman

    September 24, 2019

    "Be careful of subprime mortgages being sold as triple A bonds" 😂😂😂😂

    Reply
  • ToyoSauce

    September 26, 2019

    I am registered nurse with only associate degree and I'm making 110k annual. Getting a bachelor is just a waste of time and money.

    Reply
  • Arvind D.

    September 28, 2019

    what? where are doctors, lawyers and accountants?

    Reply
  • Sumiya Banu

    September 30, 2019

    Medical?

    Reply
  • michelle lee

    October 4, 2019

    …and all include math.

    Reply
  • Deliciouuss

    October 7, 2019

    In my experience lawyers and doctors make more than these jobs. My uncle is a lawyer making around 200 to 250k USD a year.

    Reply
  • Dom G

    October 8, 2019

    Why are their heads bobbing

    Reply
  • Alexandra Madrigal

    October 12, 2019

    I’m surprised nursing is on this list with average RN salaries of $70k-$100k especially in California

    Reply
  • Elmo La vista

    October 14, 2019

    "To get ahead in Chemistry you gotta makeup compounds in your head!". This man is a genius

    Reply
  • Lucho

    October 14, 2019

    Law degree?

    Reply
  • GoooooodBia

    October 15, 2019

    Graduated from nursing at the university of Toronto….don't know one person who didn't get a job after graduating…and making decent money

    Reply
  • faris zo

    October 15, 2019

    its start at 1:30

    Reply
  • Luciano Martinez

    October 15, 2019

    When will you people learn it's not about the money, it's about maximizing the skills you like.

    You could be a very successful programmer, but is it really worth it if you hate programming?

    Reply
  • Will Russell

    October 15, 2019

    Lol, I’m a freshman petroleum engineering student, no PE classes yet (just gen eds) and I’ve got an internship for this summer that will pay me $30,000 just for 12 weeks of work, and they provide housing!

    Reply
  • IamCold

    October 17, 2019

    I'm going for computer engineering. I love technology and hope to make a career with it!

    Reply
  • Kris R

    October 17, 2019

    Let's face it now engineers are broke just cause the demand is low and the supply of people are endless.

    The only way to get a job nowadays is to be an accountant or a Chartered accountant.

    Reply
  • BobbyG17

    October 18, 2019

    Well I guess I’ll just be poor

    Reply
  • Jay W

    October 18, 2019

    Where is Medicine? MDs earn from 190K$ to 450k$….!!!! 🤣

    Reply
  • Deedee's Network

    October 18, 2019

    makes YouTube channel

    Reply
  • Sukrit Poudel

    October 21, 2019

    What about civil engineering?
    Does anyone have any idea?

    Reply
  • CalmingNight

    October 21, 2019

    Wanna hear something scary college

    Apprenticeships and trade jobs

    Reply
  • Jackisaboss1208

    October 21, 2019

    Walked away from a Petroleum Engineering offer last week. Kinda questioning my decision rn

    Reply
  • Brendi Boi

    October 22, 2019

    Me watching this as a fine arts major…frick

    Reply
  • NessMasterGengar!

    October 22, 2019

    Don’t go into petroleum engineering. The industry is dying

    Reply
  • GenoThePassionate

    October 23, 2019

    I'm 28 years old making 130k per year with a 2 year technical IT degree.

    Reply
  • Bipin Acharya

    October 23, 2019

    You need not always need a job you can start a business

    Reply
  • Candice Maine Mercado

    October 24, 2019

    I knew I was not made for rich living like how I am not made for Mathematics

    Reply
  • Vardhan Adhikari

    October 25, 2019

    See all these degrees.
    Me: These degrees are for noobs. I'm gonna double major in Physics and Philosophy.
    Graduates and is jobless for 5 years.
    Me:*suprised pikachu face*

    Reply
  • turkey 115

    October 26, 2019

    Well considering you did little research I can agree with you on most of these but you didmt mention mechanical engineers or civil engineers both start around 85 to 87

    Reply
  • Thabang Tukule

    October 26, 2019

    Economics in chemical engineering 5:00 ?

    Reply
  • Alejandro Cruz

    October 29, 2019

    I just wanna be a csi the salary ain’t the best but crime solving is what I love

    Reply
  • F-lord 2.0

    October 29, 2019

    What is best job for graphic designers $$$

    Reply
  • Haytt

    October 30, 2019

    What about.
    Make a gaming channel
    Self promote
    Ez profit none y

    Reply
  • Brandon Holtz

    October 31, 2019

    Nice housing market crash joke lol. I enjoyed it.

    Reply
  • Christian CY

    November 1, 2019

    Dude what about law degrees? R U serious?

    Reply
  • droger 144

    November 5, 2019

    All these degrees require a high aptitude in mathematics

    Reply
  • pwincess flam go

    November 6, 2019

    what about doctor degree or what ever it is that gives you the ability to be a doctor

    Reply
  • afffenkind

    November 6, 2019

    As an engineer i can confirm those salaries 😉

    Reply
  • Rich 91

    November 9, 2019

    1.tuba

    Reply
  • Rich 91

    November 9, 2019

    Pilot…150k after 10 years, 3-4 days a week, and be surronded by beautiful air hostesses

    Reply
  • Aaryan Somrain

    November 10, 2019

    All this doesn't matter. It all depends on your hardwork.

    Reply
  • Emily Walker

    November 11, 2019

    When you’re too dumb for any of those

    Reply
  • Teresa O

    November 13, 2019

    Data Science or Statistics is probably one of the better college degrees to pursue. The possibility of making over 100k after graduation is realistic. My daughter got her undergrad in International Security and Conflict Resolution but decided she liked stats so pursued a masters in Statistics. She was contacted by several companies after graduation and decided on the one who offered her 120k. She's been with the company 3 years and is currently at $170k. Math wasn't her best subject she was just determined and stayed the 6 years in order to complete her masters.

    Reply

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