Nearly 55% of recent graduates had at least one job offer prior to graduation, and the average starting salary is $55,000. This subject includes a wide range of skills and talents, giving grads a solid foundation for working in and managing a wide variety of businesses.
Almost 60% of grads had at least one job offer before graduation, the average starting salary is a high $62,500, and the industry has a projected growth of 19.4%. Engineering includes the design and building of various engines, machines, and structures, so it’s a very safe investment.
A projected growth just under 22%, and a generous average starting salary of almost $52,000, environmental engineers combine science, engineering, and technology to improve the natural world and clean up pollution. As the world population increases, this becomes increasingly important.
The world is far more connected - and getting closer all the time - than at any other point in history. This blending and mixing requires a steady stream of multilingual individuals to deal with language barriers via interpreting and translating between languages. The growth rate is projected at a very robust 46%, and salaries generally start in the $45,000 range.
Math, science, and technology are in demand and will stay in demand. Mathematical sciences are looking at a growth rate of nearly 17%, starting salaries near $53,000, and just over 40% of recent grads had at least one offer of employment before graduation.
Like it or not, the world needs lawyers and people familiar with the law. Lawyers and judges are mainstays in the workforce nearly everywhere, and with various branches and specialities emerging all the time (corporate law, environmental law, patent law), law and its offshoots are here to stay. Very useful and often extremely lucrative.
Combining engineering and design principles to medicine and healthcare is a boom industry. As technology allows us to live longer, the demand for innovative treatments and therapeutic solutions is just getting bigger. Projected job growth of 62%, and salary starting around $54,000.
Money makes the world go round, and accounting and finance degrees were, are, and continue to be useful, lucrative, and in-demand around the globe. Accountants, tax advisors, financial planners, investment planners, bankers, loan officers, CFOs...over 61% of recent grads had at least one job offer prior to graduation.
Think of the ways computers, software, and apps have integrated themselves in our daily lives. And it’s only becoming a stronger, closer bond. Computer Science and Software Engineers are in extreme demand these days (70% had at least one job offer before graduation), salaries start at roughly $60,000, and the industry is projecting a growth rate of 25%. It’s a safe bet and a fascinating industry.
Just like accounting and finance, economics are more important to the global village than ever before. A full 62% of grads had one or more job offers prior to graduation, and the demand is increasing.
Trying to identify the most “useful” university degrees is subject to a great deal of debate, most notably as to the definition of useful. You might consider salary, job growth, employment rates, demand, and so on.
The world is in need of many people with many different skill sets. Between 2012-2022, for example, the sectors with the highest projected new jobs includes assistants, retail workers, skilled and unskilled labourers, domestic workers, child care providers, and customer service reps.
The evolving world we live in will require skilled and educated individuals in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects. Anything under that admittedly large umbrella will likely be a very useful degree.
More specifically - and in no particular order - these subjects offer a strong mix of salary, demand, and growth for the present and foreseeable future.