Engineering Degrees Account for 8 of the Top 10 Best Paying Bachelor’s Degrees

Share Article has shown an increase in searches for Engineering Degrees due to a recently released top paying degrees survey. The survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that Engineering students have a starting salary advantage over their business counterparts and will enter the job market at a salary rate that is 1.5 times higher than bachelor’s degree graduates as a whole.

Engineering degrees may not be the most sought after degrees or may not appear on the most popular degree lists specifically for lesser known professions such as petroleum engineers, but times are changing and the economic crisis is influencing education as well. The recent survey has drawn interest from readers as evidenced by the rise in students who have taken to the web in search of Engineering degrees such as Computer Engineering Degrees on educational directories such as

In NACE's Winter 2010 Salary Survey, engineering disciplines account for eight of the 10 bachelor's degrees that could prove most valuable to graduates entering the job market. There are many variables that go into determining starting salaries however it appears that the most influential factor driving up starting salaries to 1.5 times the normal rate is the low number of students holding these degrees or set to graduate with engineering titles. Competition in the job market is driving up earning potential for those holding bachelor’s degrees in fields such as Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Schools such as ECPI College of Technology, RETS College and Walden University offer degrees in engineering that can be completed on campus, online or a combination of both in order to respond to the demands for programs in these fields not only from beginning students but from working adults looking for a career change and salary boost. was launched in 2009 as an education resource for individuals looking to better themselves through education. Run by experts in the education industry, Emagister is currently serving 11 countries with 3 more planned launches in the second quarter of 2010. Emagister is well on its way of becoming the World’s Education Pathfinder.

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