The Starting Salary Blog from your FIU Apartments
Oct 09, 2017
When most people think of living in apartments around FIU, they don’t think of the beautiful apartments at 4th Street Commons. Our luxury amenities as detailed interior furnishings are changing the college living game. The days of the run down college apartment are long gone. If you want to continue living in the lap of luxury after you graduate, you might want to take a look at our latest blog.
In this week’s post, we break down the highest paying and lowest paying college majors. If you’re considering any of these majors, this list should help you understand what you can expect for a starting salary. Keep in mind that all the starting salaries on this list are average starting salaries, and some people may make more or less.
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The five highest paying college majors are:
Industrial Engineering — $64,000
Chemical Engineering — $65,000
Mechanical Engineering — $68,000
Electrical Engineering — $68,500
Computer Science — $70,000
Look, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that majoring in engineering will give you a high chance of making serious money right out of college. The figures above are starting salaries, but people who’re one or two years into their career can expect to make a lot more than that. Of course, the number one highest paying major is computer science, so go that route if you want to aim for the highest possible starting salary. It’s a well-known fact that companies like Facebook, Google and Apple pay first-year computer science graduates over $100,000 per year as a starting salary. We’re not sure why a 22 year old needs that much money, but you could certainly pay down your student loans a little faster if you want that route.
Potential computer science graduate job titles include Software Engineer, Web Developer and Systems Engineer. The nice thing about this career is that your skills will always be in demand. Computers and robots might be taking jobs, but we still need people who understand how those computers and robots work.
The five lowest paying college majors are:
Psychology — $42,000
Sociology — $41,500
Health Care Administration — $41,250
Social Work — $41,125
Biology – $41,100
It strikes us as very strange that biology majors have the lowest starting salaries among all the majors. When most people think of biology, they think of scientists, and very few people think of scientists as people who struggle to pay the bills. The thing is, biology majors only go on to have lucrative careers when they go to graduate school to receive additional degrees. The usual starting salaries for biology majors come from jobs like Lab Assistant, Tutor and Paramedic.
Unfortunately, many of our health care professionals are some of the least-compensated people in the college-graduate work force. The other majors on this list include three health-care related jobs, plus social work. These are all noble professions, but they certainly don’t pay the bills quite as well as an engineering job would.
That concludes our blog about the lowest and highest paying college majors, residents. As always, we greatly appreciate you all taking some time out of your busy fall semester to read the latest blog from 4th Street Commons. Picking a major is no easy task, but we hope this blog helps you make an informed decision. If you liked this post and want to read more blogs from 4th Street Commons, check this page again in a couple weeks. We’ll be back soon with more informative posts for our residents. Also, be sure to follow us on social media. There’s no better way to stay in-the-know about the events and giveaways going at your community of apartments by FIU.