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Highest Paying Degree for Top Engineering Jobs and Career Opportunities in the World Job Market

Updated on January 14, 2013
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Before starting undergraduate study, most of the students try to decide on which subject they like to concentrate on. Like financial or business related degree courses, there are many exciting engineering undergraduate courses-and many students decide their undergrad courses based on the job market demand-though this should not be the ideal case for any student. To my understanding, everyone should be choosing the field of study that one is most comfortable with.

When I had to choose my undergrad subject, I opted for Electrical Engineering, that time the top rated disciple was computer engineering, because in my 10+2, I was fascinated by the principles of electrical engineering and its applications, and when I approached the final year of my education, suddenly I realized it would be better if I could learn some computer and communication engineering, specially wireless communication. Though, at that time it was impossible to shift my major into communication engineering, but I tried to include as much communication & communication technology related subject as my optional, even I incorporated computer & communication ideas into my seminars & project-indeed that was a lot of hard work.

So, my suggestion is even if you fail to choose the proper engineering undergrad discipline you can always tailor your courses towards your major area of interest-and you can always choose your main area of interest in your master degree. In fact master degree help you develop your career, while the undergraduate degree give you confidence as well as show you the path and optionsĀ  of walking through the ladder of career. In choosing, my master degree subject, I was so sure that even without a shadow of doubt I took admission in Telecommunication Engineer.

Are you still interested to know what the highest paying engineering jobs are? No problem, I am no different than you, so let check out what are the top paying engineering jobs of the world. Wish you good luck, have a blast in with your undergraduate life!

Here is the list of best undergad degree-2010, in terms of highest starting salary:

Engineering Discipline
Average Salary
1.Petroleum Engineering
$86,220
2. Chemical Engineering
$65,142
3. Mining & Mineral Engineering
$64,552
4. Computer Science
$61,205
5. Computer Engineering
$60,879
6. Electrical/Electronics
$59,074
7.Mechanical Engineering
$58,392
8.Industrial/Manufacturin
$57,734
9. Aerospace/Aeronautical
$57,231
10.Information Sciences
$54,038

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    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Interesting corollary to my engineering jobs hub. Marking this one Up and Useful.

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      saif113sb 5 years ago

      very nice and interesting hub. thanks

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      jose 5 years ago

      omg u look so fly from jose

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      NJUKI DA GAGO 5 years ago

      ENGINEERING IS JUST FUN

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      Jonathan Espach 5 years ago

      I am a Mechanical Engineer with some experience, If I knew it was going to pay so little I would have rather became a planner. Unless someone can give me some guidance

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      asika 5 years ago

      Wish myself goodluck

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      syras mamun 5 years ago

      @alocsin @saif113sb @jose @NJUKI DA GAGO @Jonathan Espach

      @asika: Thank you so much.You all have the luck :)

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