Engineering: The Career of the Future
As I continue to write my research paper on college education for AP English, I've been continuing to try and get a lot of different information and different perspectives from a wide variety of sources. This weekend, my dad came up to me and handed me an article about college education that was featured in his Money magazine titled "It's Time to Give College A Rethink," and I thought it would be a nice addition to my paper.
One of the main things the article talked about were which subjects were good and bad to major in in college, based on their starting salaries for jobs straight out of college. Based on this article, it stated Engineering was the best option for a college student to consider majoring in, because starting salaries tend to be near $100,000, while careers in counseling and psychology start at $29,000, with teaching not being very much higher above that. Not to say that you should pick a job simply based on that, but I'd definitely say if you're interested in any kind of engineering, that seems like a good route to go in college.