Thursday, January 19, 2012

Majors for Top 1% Earners

A recent statistics about the college majors for top 1% income earners (in America) shows an interesting trend: pre-med majors have 11.8% chance of becoming top 1% earners.

Is that a surprise? Given the cost of healthcare expenses?

In the list for top 25 majors for 1% earners, there is no sign of computer science or electrical engineering. In fact, only chemical engineering makes the list at no. 19.

So the next time we talk about enrollment in computer science and engineering, perhaps we should also consider competition from other majors. Many kids may be interested in technology related majors, but they are also smart enough to consider the long-term reward for themselves.