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Posted February 06, 2015 by

Highest Paying Jobs for 2015 College Grads

Highest Paying Industries for 2015 College GradsIf you are or are soon to be a recent graduate or an employer who plans to hire one, then this salary survey information should be of great interest to you.

The highest paying industry for 2015 graduates from four-year colleges and universities is oil and gas extraction, according to NACE’s January 2015 Salary Survey. The rest of the top five top-paying industries all deal with manufacturing. Employers in oil and gas extraction expect to pay their new college graduate hires starting salaries that average nearly $68,000.

Other industries that project to be top-paying for these graduates are motor vehicle manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, and computer and electronics manufacturing, all of which are offering salaries that average more than $61,000.

Posted August 18, 2014 by

Are You a Recent High School Graduate Searching for Jobs? 20 Well Paid Positions for those without a College Degree

While getting a college degree can help boost your career, if you’re a recent graduate of high school there are jobs you might be interested in.  Learn 20 positions that pay well without a degree in the following post.

In several of these jobs, workers may need to attend vocational school or other non-college-level training programs to achieve licensure or certification. Additionally, entry-level requirements will vary by state, locality, and…

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Posted April 30, 2013 by

Top Paid Grads From Class of 2013 Are Engineering Majors

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes of NACE

Technical majors head the list of highest-paid majors for the college Class of 2013, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

In particular, NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey—the first look at starting salaries for the Class of 2013—found that seven engineering majors are among the 10 top-paid for the college Class of 2013. (See Figure 1.)

“Engineering majors are consistently among the highest paid because the demand for them is so great,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. (more…)

Posted January 31, 2013 by

Top 10 Best Paying Jobs for Four-Year College Grads

Petroleum Engineer

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Many college and university students and graduates are motivated by a desire to make the world a better place. Many are motivated by money. And many are motivated by a combination of the two along with other factors. But if money is important to you then this list of the highest paying occupations for college graduates should be of great interest. (more…)