Earning potential by major
HIT: Major in engineering, Kiplinger’s advised. In a recent Payscale.com survey, six of the top 10 majors for salary potential were in engineering. Petroleum engineering majors earn a median starting salary of $98,000, Payscale.com said.
MISS: Child and family studies. This was listed last on Payscale.com’s list of 130 majors for salary potential, according to Kiplinger’s. The median salary for college graduates: $29,300, Payscale said.