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Three jobs with highest starting salaries

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Jakarta | Thu, June 21, 2018 | 12:30 pm
Three jobs with highest starting salaries According to Salary Survey 2018, which was conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, accountancy is among the best-paying jobs in in the United States and United Kingdom. (Shutterstock/File)

Choosing a college major can be overwhelming as not every student knows what type of job they want.

Although passion is important, one must also consider the job’s sustainability as well as the salary.

Kompas.com has compiled three bachelor degrees with the highest starting salaries.

Accountant

Math lovers may want to consider an accounting degree.

According to Salary Survey 2018, which was conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), accountancy is among the best-paying jobs in the United States and United Kingdom.

The survey revealed, as reported by Top Universities, that the starting annual salary for a Bachelor’s degree in the US is US$50,833 per year.

Meanwhile in the UK, accounting graduates can earn around $35,500 annually.

Read also: Five most sought-after Indonesian state universities

Engineer

Ask your parents or grandparents, they will agree that the engineering field has a promising future.

In the US, fresh graduates in software engineering can earn around $70,073 per year. Meanwhile, the starting salary for electrical engineers is $67,358.

In the UK, the starting annual salary for a Bachelor’s degree in engineering is $35,550.

The research also revealed that chemical engineering is currently a lucrative field in the UK as graduates can earn around $39,400 annually.

Computer programmer

As the digital age is here, IT-related fields have become more lucrative.

The survey discovered that in the US, the starting salary for a computer science graduate is $66,005.  

In the UK, computer programming graduates can earn around $43,800 annually. (jes/wng)

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