People should seriously consider taking a STEM Degree, or a Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Not only do these fields have higher growth, but the salaries are more lucrative than those with non-STEM degrees.

One particular sub-field of STEM is Computer Science, a Degree which helps students become Software Engineers.

The average starting salary of those with Bachelor Degrees in 2014 is around $61,000.

The early career salary of those with Bachelor Degrees in Computer Science from Stanford and U.C. Berkeley is around $95,000.

For other top schools, and early and mid career salaries, read this article, with data from


Technology and Software Fields: High Growth and Better Salaries
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