If you came to this post hoping — wishing, even — to see your cupcake of major on the map, then I’ve got some sour news for you, friend. It’s. Not Here. Maybe you can spot it on North Korea’s map, but it is no where to be found on America’s.
As it turns out, the highest paying majors in each state are exactly what you would expect them to be, i.e., majors that are fucking difficult and require actual learning. You won’t find your Art History or Marketing or Business Management majors anywhere on this list. And while these “high paying” majors won’t make you an instant millionaire, the fact that more and more college folk are trying to be all entrepreneurial and shit, will keep people who are pursuing these math and science degrees in high demand after they graduate. You certainly can’t say the same for your Business Management degree.
HR Person: “Well, Jacob, we can offer you an assistant to the executive assistant position that pays $25,000 a year.”
Jacob: “BUT I AM QUALIFIED TO MANAGE THIS ENTIRE BUSINESS!”
HR: “Forgive me. Have you managed any businesses before? Your resume says you worked in the bag room of a country club every summer.”
Jacob: “I HAVE NOT. FUCK. WHY DID I MAJOR IN THIS?!?”