10 Highest-Paying Degrees

Highest-Paying Degrees
Highest-Paying Degrees

This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com

By Maryalene LaPonsie

Recent media reports on the job market for new college grads are full of horror stories: sky high student debt and sub-par entry-level salaries. But it isn't all bad news. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found salary offers made to the class of 2011 increased 4.8 percent to an overall average of $51,018.

What's more, a trio of recent reports indicates picking the right degree can mean the difference between a $30,000 starting salary and a $60,000 starting salary. The latest of these reports is the 2011-2012 PayScale College Salary Report.