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The 21 best college majors for landing high-paying jobs in growing fields

When choosing a college major, students take several elements into account, including what they’re most interested in and which fields complement their natural skills. But it’s important not to overlook an important factor: future job opportunities. With classes resuming for the fall, job-posting site Indeed compiled a list of majors that lead to “jobs of the future” — positions that pay $57,700 per year or more and saw at least 25% wage growth between 2004 and 2014.

When choosing a college major, students take several elements into account, including what they’re most interested in and which fields complement their natural skills. But it’s important not to overlook an important factor: future job opportunities.

With classes resuming for the fall, job-posting site Indeed compiled a list of majors that lead to “jobs of the future” — positions that pay $57,700 per year or more and saw at least 25% wage growth between 2004 and 2014.

Indeed found that these jobs represent positions that are at a low risk for automation, utilize transferable skills, and are in high demand by employers. Computer and information sciences earned the top spot on the list, thanks to high average annual salaries and skill sets that can be applied across industries.

Read on to see more jobs of the future, along with the majors that will help you get there.

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What To Study In College To Score The Jobs Of The Future

Students on their way to university sometimes think ahead to what kind of future they’d like their education to provide. Are they zeroing in on a specific career they’d like to pursue upon graduation? Do they have a specific job in mind they’d like to shoot for? Or, do they have only a vague notion of what they want, hoping that their interests will direct them toward opportunity?

Regardless of a student’s level of focus, certain fields of study can yield great jobs—ones that are in high demand among employers and that bring healthy salaries.

Recently, mammoth jobs platform, Indeed.com, released a study on job opportunities of the future. In it, the Texas-based company discovered that 92% of all jobs that bring salaries of over $57,700 and grow to keep up with inflation can be attained most easily through only a small handful of fields of college study. We highlight them in a slideshow, which you can view below.

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POLL: Women more concerned about gender diversity in the workplace

Women business leaders are about twice as likely as their male counterparts to say their company should put more effort into increasing gender diversity, a new poll said.

One-quarter of the women polled said their employer should be doing more to advance female employees compared to about 12 percent of the men, according to the latest CohnReznick-New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Business Climate Survey, released Wednesday.

The survey, which focused on women in the workplace, revealed “a disconnect” in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender diversity, said Philip Mandel, regional managing partner at CohnReznick, a New York City-based accounting firm.

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Finding common ground in workplace diversity

The recent shootings of Black men throughout our country and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge have ignited discussions about diversity in the community as well as the workforce.
What is the meaning of diversity? Most Americans would say diversity incorporates race, gender and ethnicity and stops there. But I believe diversity involves much more than that.
Though I agree the above three components represent some of the primary dimensions of diversity, we must also include age, sexual orientation and physical and mental ability. And there are secondary dimensions: religion, lifestyle, style of dress, language, communication style, personality style, geographic location, learning style and even military service. All of these components of diversity are part of today’s workplace.

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Paying Your Way Through College: Applying For Summer Jobs?

With today’s economy, young adults are trying to gather up enough financial resources to prepare them for the future ahead. Be it in a college or university, right now it is found to be impossible to pay for education with a summer job.

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Where are new college grads going to find jobs?

Large cities like New York have attracted college graduates post-2000

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American Opportunity: College grads are getting nearly all the jobs

Got a college degree? Then it’s much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.

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College graduate? Need a job? Apply in these booming fields

The job market can be a tough place, particularly for new college graduates. While the unemployment rate for new grads (age 21 to 24) has dropped — falling to 7.2 percent in 2014 from 9.9 percent in 2011 — according to the Economic Policy Institute, it remains significantly elevated, particularly as new graduates are forced to contend with those from the previous six years who are still searching for positions.

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Advance Your Career with an Online RN to BSN Program

Nurses are some of the heroes of the healthcare field. From advocating for patients to being at the forefront of the shifting paradigm in healthcare, nursing professionals can make all the difference in the midst of any vulnerable health situation. If you’re working in the field and want to take your role to the next level, consider starting an online degree program in nursing through Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).

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What your college major says about your job potential

Baby Boomer parents relax: your millennial kids with college degrees are far from doomed. They actually had a pretty awesome 2015, depending on what they studied.

Unemployment for young college grads—ages 22 to 27—fell to 4.9% by September, just below the current national average of 5%, according to a report published Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. These Millennials are also getting paid more: median incomes for recent graduates rose to $43,000 in 2015, up from about $40,000 in the prior year. Compare that to the wages of the same age group who only have a high school diploma—their wages have fallen in recent years, now at $25,000 a year. Overall, it’s good news that incomes are rising for job market newbies. But when you parse out the data by a graduate’s college major, results vary—a LOT.

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