The Best 6 Degrees You Can Earn Today

As you most likely already know, college is a very important step to becoming successful in this world today. Without a college degree, many hiring businesses will immediately throw your resume in the trash without even taking a serious look at it. You could have all the experience in the world, but if you do not have an undergraduate, chances are that you will not be able to get that job you have longed for, let alone even get your foot in the door.

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So yes, getting a college degree can be important, but you shouldn’t just go to college in order to get any old degree. Some are more valuable than others and are more in demand than others. If you want to succeed today, you should choose a degree that you are interested in, but also one that will land you a job fairly easily.

According to Yahoo!, these are the best degrees you can earn today:

1) Finance Degree

Now that the economy is bouncing back, there are many more finance jobs available. You could working within the banking industry or you could work for a large corporation. No matter what the business is, every company can use at least one good finance person.

2) Bachelor of Computer Science

Computers have been around for quite a long time now, but companies are just now starting to use them and integrate them completely into their operations. With the complex nature of programming and systems set up, many companies can use a well-trained computer science major to help them out.

3) Marketing Degree

The unemployment numbers are improving and people are starting to buy products again, which usually puts more of them out into the market. With all of these new and improved products, there is an increased demand for professional marketers.

4) Accounting Degree

While accounting might not be the more exciting degree in the world, you might enjoy it and you also might enjoy the pay that comes along with it. After a few years in the accounting world, you could easily earn yourself $60,000 or more per year.

5) Healthcare Administration

Those baby boomers just keep getting older and you know what that means – an increased need for healthcare. Plus, with the recent ACA healthcare roll-out, there are many new roles that need to be filled in order to support the massive business venture. Get your degree in healthcare administration and you will likely find work when you graduate.

6) Bachelor of Business Administration

If you just can’t pinpoint what it is that you want to do when you graduate, but you know that you want to be involved with business, then perhaps this is the right degree for you. A hiring company might use you for your marketing, finance, or general business expertise. Most commonly, these grads enjoy selling as well and get involved in a financial advisor role. If this interests you, give this degree some serious thought.

So what do you think? Are any of these degree choices for you? If not, then perhaps it would still be wise to minor in one of the above options. It might not be your passion, but it might be enough to get your foot in the door at least.

What do you think he best degrees are?


The Best 6 Degrees You Can Earn Today — 6 Comments

  1. I heard something on the news today that the following areas will be best for jobs in the near future: engineering, health care, IT and Human Resources. I was a little surprised by the HR, but the other areas made sense. Historically, accounting is usually pretty good too. You won’t get rich quick but usually you will have a job. Although recently there have been more accounting type jobs going to the far east (China and India) so I’m not sure how this plays out for future demand.

  2. My boyfriend went to school for nursing and dropped out after a year after getting offered a job as a theatrical carpenter on tour. He’s 27 years old now which means he’s been doing it over 10 years since he started young. His last gig paid $10k per month. I think it’s important to recognize that college degrees aren’t everything.

  3. Like Stefanie said, degrees aren’t everything. There’s a saying that goes “a formal education gives you a job, self education makes you rich”. It’s all about what you do after college that determines your future career success.

  4. As I come to a close on a 30+ year career in engineering I don’t admire the challenges the new college graduate will face. I’m not sure I would recommend pursuing a career in technology (computers, finance, etc) as the skills you acquire during college will quickly become obsolete and the set of graduates will be cheaper and more current. As Thomas Friedman has said in his book The World is Flat, any occupation that can be outsourced will be. That includes programmers, artists, your CPA, even your doctor’s visit can be done over a wire (it’s happening already). So what occupations are safe and stable for the future? Surprising the old school service jobs. Electricians, food workers, care givers, etc. Look for the jobs that support infrastructure to remain stable. Residential plumbing for example hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years and will most likely stay that way for a while. And guess what people will pay a premium for a plumber when their poop starts to back up. Something to think about.

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