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2012′s Highest Paying Jobs

Andrew Wise Written by Andrew Wise on June 25th, 2012

Founder of MyOnlineColleges.com

When you invest in yourself by getting an education, you want to make sure you get the best return on investment.

So we’ve put together a list of the highest paying jobs for 2012 as a way to help you pick the best online degree and college that’s going to pay you the most money when you graduate.

Business*
Highest-paying academic major: Economics (business/managerial)
Median starting salary: $54,800
Percent change from 2011: 5.6
Example occupations: Financial manager, accountant/auditor, management analyst

Communications
Highest-paying academic major: Advertising
Median starting salary: $44,700
Percent change from 2011: 2.5
Example occupations: Author, public-relations specialist, advertising or promotions manager

Computer sciences
Highest-paying academic major: Computer science
Median starting salary: $58,300
Percent change from 2011: 4.3
Example occupations: Postsecondary teacher, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Education
Highest-paying academic major: Special education
Median starting salary: $42,200
Percent change from 2011: 2.2
Example occupations: Special education teacher, elementary or middle-school teacher

Engineering
Highest-paying academic major: Computer engineering
Median starting salary: $67,800
Percent change from 2011: 0.6
Example occupation: Computer software engineer

Health sciences
Highest-paying academic major: Nursing
Median starting salary: $48,400
Percent change from 2011: 0.6
Example occupation: Registered nurse

Humanities and social sciences
Highest-paying academic major: Political science/government
Median starting salary: $38,400
Percent change from 2011: 1.3
Example occupations: Social worker, paralegal or legal assistant, labor-relations specialist

Sciences
Highest-paying academic major: Construction science/management
Median starting salary: $54,700
Percent change from 2011: 1.9
Example occupations: Constructions manager, civil engineer

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