In preparing for the future, attaining a standard of living that ensures a level of comfort is often defined by earnings however job stability often comes into play as well. Again, college graduates and particularly those in technical areas fare well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment rate is 91% and for those who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher the employment rate is 95.8%.
In April 2011, the Huffington Post did a story on the top ten Best Paying Jobs of the Future. Among these top ten, two of the careers are engineering based - Civil Engineering and Computer Applications Software Engineering.
Bottom line, high earnings and more security leads to an elevated standard of living only adding to the return on an investment in an engineering or technology bachelor’s degree (or higher).
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Click the links to view reference data:
The College Payoff, by Georgetown researchers, Carnevale, Rose and Cheah
Huffington Post: Top ten Best Paying Jobs of the Future
Huffington Post: The 13 Best-Paying College Majors
United States Census
Bureau of Labor Statistics
* Calculation of the 30 Times Claim:
30X determined as follows: Expenses (tuition of $42,000 + room,board books,transport at $30,000) less co-op earnings (at low of $40,000) = $32,000 divided into $1,000,000 = 31 times.
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