12:52 pm July 27, 2009, by Henry Unger
These days, the ticket to a good job is through math.
All the 15 top-paying college degrees have one thing in common — math skills, CNNMoney.com reports.
That’s according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates’ job offers.
Engineering degrees accounted for 12 of the 15 the top-paying majors, according to NACE data, collected by surveying 200 college career centers.
Three of the 15 top paying degrees were outside the field of engineering — but they still required math skills: Computer science, actuarial science and construction management.
The top 15 salaries ranged from $53,000 for construction management to $83,000 for petroleum engineering.
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