STEM Jobs Paying Off According to Georgetown University Study

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By Emily Elliot, the Crossroads of America Council

STEM jobs are projected to grow 17 percent by 2018 and a new report finds that it could be paying off for the professionals in those jobs.

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce recently released a report The Economic Value of College Majors and STEM careers are making it to the top of list. Alongside business, STEM majors are the most popular among college students accounting for 46 percent of the 137 majors detailed in the report.

Beyond being the most popular, STEM majors are paying off for college graduates early on and over the course of their lifetime. The report found STEM majors to be the highest paying with an average annual salary of $37,000 or more at entry level and an average of $65,000 or more annually over the course of a career.

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View the interactive report and its findings here.

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