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College is usually one of the most certain path to achieving a lucrative career as surveys show that a significant number of those who achieved a bachelor's degree earns more than those with just a high school diploma.

While it is true that finishing a four year course in college is one way to land a good paying job and earn a good salary, not all college degrees are equal. Those who major in science, technology, engineering and math are said to be the ones who earn the highest but to help you get the best shot at success and satisfaction in your chosen fields, here are some of the college majors that can help you land jobs with generous incomes.

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical engineering is now one of the fastest growing sector, according to Top Universities. Not only do they offer the highest paying salaries, a high percentage of professionals in this field also find a high level of meaning in their job.

Aerospace engineering

Aerospace engineers are the ones who design aircrafts, space crafts, missiles and satellites, and they are one of the most in demand professionals today, according to Kiplinger. Their industry now aims to develop quitter engines as well as more fuel efficient ones.

Software engineering

It is no longer a surprise how computer related majors can be quite useful nowadays simply because computers are everywhere and people who know how to create, manipulate and maintain computer systems are highly in demand.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is the best major you can take if your goal is to help others. What they do is to help injured, ill and disabled patients so that they can live their daily lives the way they should.

Structural engineering

Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering and is more focused on the design and erection of buildings and other structures.

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