8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

Debra Auerbach, AOL Jobs Contributor
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College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more.

Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to imagine that any student would actively seek a low-paying major, some students may weigh salary heavier than others when making a decision on a degree.