Mechanical engineering is a top choice for a major that will yield better pay.By Lynn O'Shaughnessy for CBS MoneyWatch.com
If you want to increase your chances of landing in a high-paying job, be strategic when picking a college major.
Common wisdom has always suggested that what matters is getting a college degree, but a new study by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, suggests the college major you select does matter greatly in your future earnings.
The massive study, which mined Census Bureau data on three million college graduates of various ages, concluded that Americans with the highest-paying majors earn roughly 300% more than those with the lowest paying college majors.
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