The unemployment rate in America is more than 8 percent, yet the cost of a
college degree continues to increase. This presents a problem because students
are reluctant to work for a college degree that won’t pay for itself. There are
jobs that have good job growth predicted, so it makes sense to find one of
those jobs and choose a college major based on that choice.
1. Those who earn biomedical engineering degrees should have a good chance at finding jobs. This job is expected to see a growth of 72 percent by 2018. These people work to build medical items like artificial limbs or better ways to dispense medicine. People who might be interested in this degree, which can pay from $82,000 to $103,000, would benefit from a biology or physics degree.
2. Through 2018 it is projected that there will be 1.26 million teaching jobs from elementary through secondary education, making an education degree a good bet. Schools often have a difficult time finding math, chemistry, and physics teachers so people with these majors will be highly sought after.
The cost of getting a college degree keeps going up, so if a person is going to make that investment, it makes sense to choose a degree that will allow the graduate to find a job and make a decent living. Fortunately, by doing some research and using common sense, there are professions that defy the current economy and are growing. Get in on them, and move into the future.
Contributed by Joe Baker
You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org