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25 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get With a Bachelor's Degree

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
July 02, 2016 · 2.4k Views

From a young age, everyone's parents have probably been saying how important it is to get an education. You go elementary school, head off to middle school, graduate high school and then have to decide if you will get a degree and what type. This decision may be easy for some, but when looking at the amount of school that it will take to earn a certain degree, other are easily discouraged from earning anything above an associate's.

Depending on your career choice, the journey doesn't stop after earning a bachelor's degree because they might just need another two or more years of school under your belt before you can start working in your field of choice and settle into your career. Although this is the route some people choose to take, those who stick to only a bachelor's degree are just as able to find a high-paying job as those with more education.

Here are 25 of the highest paying jobs you can get with a bachelor's degree.

Average Yearly Salary: $100,000 and up

Source: Vault
  1. Aerospace Engineers - $107,500

  2. Sale Engineer - $104,000

  3. Cloud Architect - $104,000

  4. Electrical Engineer - $104,000

  5. Computer Hardware Engineer - $100,000


Average Yearly Salary: $80,000-99,000

Source: idtech.com
  1. Mobile App Developer - $95,000

  2. Chemical Engineer - $94,000

  3. Actuary - $94,000

  4. Medical Perfusionist - $93,000

  5. Biomedical Engineer - $91,000

  6. Health Care Administrator - $90,000

  7. Health Care Product Manager - $87,000

  8. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative -$84,000

  9. Computer Forensic Analyst - $88,000

  10. Petroleum Engineer - $80,000


Average Yearly Salary: $70,000-79,000

Source: Penn Live
  1. Information Technology (IT) Manager - $79,000

  2. Computer Systems Analyst - $79,000

  3. Financial Advisor - $75,000

  4. Geographer - $74,000

  5. Computer Programmer - $74,000

  6. Transplant Coordinator - $74,000

  7. Logisticians - $73,000

  8. Registered Nurse - $73,000

  9. Hotel Manager - $73,000

  10. Mining Engineering - $71,500

The major that you choose can have a huge impact on your financial future. Of course, picking a good school may seem like the most important thing when you are first applying to colleges, but you will also want to give it some real thought as to what you will major in, whether or not you will be content making the amount of money that most people in that specific field make on a yearly basis and if a bachelor's degree is the only degree you want to obtain. Money doesn't need to be the only motivator, but it is something that many people factor into their decision.

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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas

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