Forbes, the American magazine of all things business, has just published a listing of the top 15 most valuable college majors. The listing comes from the PayScale's massive compensation database and job growth projections through 2020 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Majors are ranked in terms of salary and career prospects. Indeed, rankings are by median starting pay, median mid-career pay (at least 10 years experience), percentage growth in pay and projected growth of job opportunities. See here:
Applied Mathematics and Mathematics. Median starting salaries fresh out of college are $52,600 and $47,000, and mid-career $89,900 and $96,000, again both respectively.
Of course, at least from my perspective, Biomedical Engineering tops the list, as do a few other engineering fields.
But can you imagine the market value of an engineering or natural science degree AND a math degree? The sky's the limit, no?
Talk to me if interested....