Best college majors for jobs

Want to choose a college major that will result in a good paying job? Here’s a list of 150+ college majors ranked by the best college majors for jobs. Engineers of all types have never been more in demand while classic liberal arts majors are not as likely to be hired after college just based on their major.

Best college majors ranked by job security

By default the list of career occupations below is ranked by ease of getting a job after graduation but you can easily sort the list by job description or average income by clicking the sort option at top of columns.

RankJob DescriptionAvg. Income
1Architectural Engineering$90,000.00
2Construction Services$80,000.00
3Computer Engineering$101,000.00
4Aerospace Engineering$100,000.00
5Transportation Sciences and Technologies$86,000.00
6Electrical Engineering$107,000.00
7Materials Engineering and Materials Science$97,500.00
8Civil Engineering$90,000.00
9Mechanical Engineering$96,000.00
10Chemical Engineering$100,000.00
11Engineering Mechanics, Physics and Science $93,000.00
12Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration $101,000.00
13Industrial Production Technologies$80,000.00
14Health and Medical Preparatory Programs$98,000.00
15Electrical Engineering Technology$86,000.00
16Metallurgical Engineering$100,000.00
17Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering$90,000.00
18Materials Science$94,000.00
19Miscellaneous Engineering$90,000.00
20Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering$100,000.00
21Computer Science$96,000.00
22Information Sciences$85,000.00
23General Engineering$85,000.00
24Engineering and Industrial Management$92,000.00
25Management Information Systems and Medical Administration$86,000.00
26Public Policy$76,500.00
27Nuclear Engineering$100,000.00
28Finance$80,000.00
29Operations, Logistics and E-Commerce $72,000.00
30Petroleum Engineering$94,000.00
31Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology$72,500.00
32Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies$72,000.00
33Physics$90,000.00
34Computer and Information Systems$78,000.00
35Biological Engineering$70,500.00
36Nursing$68,000.00
37Biochemical Sciences$75,000.00
38Zoology$75,000.00
39Chemistry$82,000.00
40Accounting$70,000.00
41Miscellaneous Engineering Technologies$73,000.00
42Statistics and Decision Science$80,000.00
43Architecture$70,000.00
44Microbiology$75,000.00
45Agricultural Economics$65,000.00
46Economics$80,000.00
47Mathematics$74,000.00
48Molecular Biology$70,000.00
49Educational Administration and Supervision$68,000.00
50Business Economics$75,000.00
51Medical Technologies Technicians$62,000.00
52Applied Mathematics$85,000.00
53Forestry$60,000.00
54Environmental Engineering$68,000.00
55Physiology$65,000.00
56Biomedical Engineering$80,000.00
57Biology$68,000.00
58General Business$65,000.00
59Genetics$70,000.00
60Computer Information Management and Security$69,000.00
61International Relations$70,000.00
62Computer Networking and Telecommunications$65,000.00
63Geosciences$72,000.00
64Cognitive Science and Biopsychology$70,000.00
65Political Science and Government$72,000.00
66Engineering Technologies$68,000.00
67Business Management and Administration$63,000.00
68Computer Programming and Data Processing$69,000.00
69Multi-disciplinary or General Science$60,000.00
70International Business$65,000.00
71Treatment Therapy Professions$60,000.00
72Geography$61,000.00
73Medical Assisting Services$54,000.00
74Miscellaneous Biology$60,000.00
75Agriculture Production and Management$52,000.00
76Human Resources and Personnel Management$60,000.00
77Food Science$65,000.00
78Marketing and Market Research$61,000.00
79Miscellaneous Business and Medical Administration$60,000.00
80Geology and Earth Science$65,000.00
81Public Administration$64,000.00
82U.S. History$63,000.00
83Plant Science and Agronomy$52,000.00
84Social Psychology$54,000.00
85Botany$55,000.00
86Miscellaneous Social Sciences$62,000.00
87Communication Disorders Sciences and Services$55,000.00
88Natural Resources Management$53,000.00
89History$60,000.00
90Industrial and Organizational Psychology$65,000.00
91Criminology$52,000.00
92Mathematics Teacher Education$52,000.00
93Animal Sciences$50,000.00
94Neuroscience$55,000.00
95Communications$55,000.00
96General Agriculture$50,000.00
97Intercultural and International Studies$55,000.00
98Advertising and Public Relations$55,000.00
99Physical and Health Education Teaching$50,000.00
100Journalism$55,000.00
101Hospitality Management$50,000.00
102Secondary Teacher Education$50,000.00
103Liberal Arts$52,000.00
104Special Needs Education$50,000.00
105Physical Fitness, Parks, Recreation and Leisure $50,000.00
106Miscellaneous Education$50,000.00
107General Education$50,000.00
108Nutrition Sciences$50,000.00
109Health and Medical Administrative Services$52,000.00
110Area, Ethnic and Civilization Studies $56,000.00
111Environmental Science$53,000.00
112Oceanography$57,500.00
113Pre-Law and Legal Studies$55,000.00
114Philosophy and Religious Studies$52,000.00
115Social Science or History Teacher Education$50,000.00
116Science and Computer Teacher Education$50,000.00
117French, German, Latin and Other Common Foreign Language Studies $52,000.00
118Sociology$50,000.00
119Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies$50,000.00
120Language and Drama Education$50,000.00
121English Language and Literature$53,000.00
122Educational Psychology$56,000.00
123Miscellaneous Psychology$53,500.00
124General Medical and Health Services$50,000.00
125Psychology$50,000.00
126General Social Sciences$50,000.00
127Mass Media$50,000.00
128Teacher Education: Multiple Levels$47,000.00
129Ecology$50,000.00
130Elementary Education$45,000.00
131School Student Counseling$50,000.00
132Art History and Criticism$50,000.00
133Anthropology and Archeology$51,000.00
134Interdisciplinary Social Sciences$50,000.00
135Linguistics and Comparative Language and Literature$50,000.00
136Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions$47,000.00
137Library Science$46,150.00
138Art and Music Education$43,700.00
139Early Childhood Education$42,000.00
140Theology and Religious Vocations$40,000.00
141Family and Consumer Sciences$42,000.00
142Community and Public Health$48,150.00
143Humanities$49,000.00
144Commercial Art and Graphic Design$47,000.00
145Social Work$45,000.00
146Communication Technologies$48,000.00
147Human Services and Community Organization$40,000.00
148Other Foreign Languages$48,350.00
149Cosmetology Services and Culinary Arts$40,000.00
150Film, Video and Photographic Arts $43,000.00
151Fine Arts$41,000.00
152Music$40,000.00
153Studio Arts$36,000.00
154Counseling Psychology$41,000.00
155Clinical Psychology$49,000.00
156Composition and Speech$42,000.00
157Drama and Theater Arts$41,000.00
158Miscellaneous Fine Arts$38,000.00
159Visual and Performing Arts$35,500.00