Accounting is the 8th "big money" degree

Accounting is the 8th "big money" degree in the Fall, 2011 issue of USAA Magazine (  According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers accounting degree college graduates earn an average of $50,316.  Accounting comes after Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Economics, Management Information Systems, Finance, and Logistics/Materials Management.

The top salary degree holders are Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Communications, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers who make between $66,886 and $58,549.  Those with accounting degrees fare better than graduates with Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies (ouch!), Civil Engineering, Biological/Life Sciences, Business Administration/Management, Marketing, Hospitality Services, Psychology, and Communications degrees.

There was no data for self-employed professionals.

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