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  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college — things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • The 25 college majors that will lead to the lowest-paying jobs

    05/08/2015 8:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/08/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    Before declaring your major, make sure you're passionate about the subject you decide on, particularly if you're considering working with children. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforcefound in their recent report, "The Economic Value of College Majors," that education majors are paid the least, specifically those specializing in early childhood education, who earn a median annual salary of $39,000. While the paychecks are not particularly enticing, people in education find a high level of meaning from their jobs. And the satisfaction from helping others tends to outweigh the lack of pay growth. The education field is also unique...
  • 13 College Majors Where The Pay Goes Nowhere

    11/18/2014 7:48:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2014 | JACQUELYN SMITH
    When deciding on a college major, students are encouraged to think about a few things: what they love to do; what they want to do; what jobs they imagine themselves in; and what the earning and growth potential is like for those careers. For instance, they'd probably want to know ahead of time that Human Services majors only see their annual pay increase by about $7,500, or 22%, over the first 10 years of their careers, compared to the average American worker, whose salary grows by about $25,000, or 60%, in that time. That's according to Payscale, the creator of...
  • Army to cut up to 4,000 captains and majors

    12/17/2013 6:25:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/13 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army is sending roughly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors to a screening board for early separation this spring, the Army Times reported. Up to 20 percent of those screened — approximately 3,800 officers — could be scheduled to leave the service by the Officer Separation Board and Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board. Officers with fewer than 18 years of federal active service will have their screening process done by OSB, and those with more than 18 years of service will see the E-SERB, according to the Army Times. “The Army’s drawdown plan is a balanced approach while maintaining
  • Best Majors for GRE Scores: Still Physics and Philosophy

    08/25/2012 9:26:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Best Majors for GRE Scores: Still Physics and Philosophy Monday, August 20, 2012 Fall is just around the corner, and that means many college seniors will soon face an enemy more daunting than senioritis itself: the Graduate Record Examinations. Many schools require GRE test scores for admission to their graduate programs, and the tests are supposed to be one of the most objective measures of prospective students. GRE scores can make or break a graduate school application, so how should students prepare? Although there are a plethora of study books and materials available, decisions made freshman year may determine...
  • Baseball's Double Switch

    11/17/2011 4:42:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2011 | Daniel BarBarisi
    MILWAUKEE—Major League Baseball plans to revamp its divisions and playoff format with a series of moves that will have significant ramifications for at least two of its media partners and millions of fans. MLB hopes to begin some of the changes next season, with an additional wild-card team making the playoffs in each league as part of an effort to generate more television revenue for baseball and give fans of midtier teams a reason to continue buying tickets and following games through the entire season. The four wild-card teams will play a one-game or best-of-three playoff to determine who moves...

    11/04/2010 9:59:58 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    The Battalion ^ | November 4th, 2010 | Taylor Wolken
    Having trouble deciding what major to pick? Then you have probably been told by an adviser, parent or a well-intentioned friend to "pick something you love." This simple, seemingly sage-like advice has been around for ages and is too often taken to heart. You need to pick a major that won't make you miserable and can support the lifestyle you intend to have. This means balancing your passion with probable earnings and job demand. Looking at potential earnings, the common thread found between top-paying majors is they require math skills. The top 10 majors, using mid-career median pay, include seven...
  • History for Dollars (Humanities)

    06/08/2010 8:25:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies · 35+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | David Brooks
    When the going gets tough, the tough take accounting. When the job market worsens, many students figure they can’t indulge in an English or a history major. They have to study something that will lead directly to a job. So it is almost inevitable that over the next few years, as labor markets struggle, the humanities will continue their long slide. There already has been a nearly 50 percent drop in the portion of liberal arts majors over the past generation, and that trend is bound to accelerate. Once the stars of university life, humanities now play bit roles when...
  • Top 10 College Majors

    02/17/2006 8:23:37 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 283 replies · 4,550+ views
    MSN Encarta ^ | 17 Feb 2006 | Article provided by The Princeton Review
    If you're currently pondering what to settle on as your major--or even if you're just curious what tomorrow's job applicants are majoring in today--here's a top 10 list for you. Not that this should sway you. In fact, the popularity of majors has little to do with actual demand for related fields in the workplace. Nonetheless, here we've included the ten most popular majors. 1) Psychology.....snip.... 2) English. ......snip.... 3) Mathematics. ..... If courses in Abstract Algebra, Complex Variables, History of Math, Number Theory, and Vector Analysis appeal to you, you and your amazing brain will feel right at home....
  • New, Smaller Planes Crowding Skies Once Left to Big Jets

    03/07/2004 12:36:36 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 60 replies · 472+ views
    NY Times ^ | 030704 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    New, Smaller Planes Crowding Skies Once Left to Big Jets By MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON, March 6 — For years the skies have been crowded with airplanes, but the planes' capabilities have kept them at different altitudes, with small, piston-driven models a few thousand feet above ground, commuter turboprops in the 20,000-foot range and jet airliners at 30,000 feet or higher. Now, to the dismay of aviation experts, an increasing number of planes may begin competing for space at the same higher altitudes. The turboprops are disappearing and being replaced by "regional jets," which fly at big-jet altitudes. Some...
  • Rob Reiner Bashes Bush, Lee Majors Praises Troops (Vanity)

    03/13/2003 4:16:36 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 64 replies · 392+ views
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    Surprised this wasn't already posted. I was watching the TV Land Awards last night, which was actually quite entertaining. Unfortunately, it being Hollywood, some award recipients took the opportunity to make a political statement. The series "All in the Family" won an award for being the most innovative program. Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers were on hand to accept the award. They got to the podium, and Rob started saying he couldn't help but wonder what he and Archie would be arguing about today. Then it hit him. He said that he would tell Archie what an evil man George...