An original 2017 report analyzed average incomes and rates of unemployment for American adults with just a bachelor’s degree, throughout 170 distinct majors. The findings ranked the most valuable college degrees. Below are the top five.
- Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture
Average Income: $104,000
Unemployment rate: 2.75%
These are individuals who plan, create, and preserve different types of ships. The two college degrees aren’t exactly similar but share many similar characteristics regarding building and designing ships.
- Mineral/ Mining Engineering
Average Income: $104,500
Unemployment rate: 2.8%
These are the engineers that focus on removing and managing minerals that are extracted from the Earth. Many of these engineers spend time in the field, supervise the mining, and survey prospective sites.