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College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business Administration
School of Education and Human Services
School of Engineering & Computer Science
School of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
Acting
Actuarial Science
African and African-American Studies (Teacher)*
Anthropology
Applied Statistics
Art History
Biochemistry (BCH)
Biology
Biology (Secondary Certification)*
Chemistry
Chemistry (Secondary Certification)*
Cinema Studies (Film Production)
Cinema Studies (Journalist)*
Cinema Studies (Teacher)*
Communications
Criminal Justice
Dance
East Asian Studies (Teacher)*
Economics
English
English (Secondary Certification) *
Environmental Science
French
French (K-12 Certification) *
German (K-12 Certification) *
German Language and Literature (Teacher)*
Graphic Design
History
History (Secondary Certification) *
International Relations
Journalism
Latin American Language and Civilization (Teacher)*
Latin American Studies (Teacher)*
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Linguistics (Certification) *
Literature
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics (Secondary Certification) *
Medical Physics
Music - Education (K-12 Certification)
Music (Instrumental Performance)*
Music (Piano Performance)*
Music (Vocal Performance)*
Musical Theater*
Philosophy
Physics
Physics (Secondary Certification) *
Political Science (PolySci)
Psychology
Public Administration and Public Policy
Public Relations (PR)
Religious Studies
Slavic Studies (Teacher)*
Social Work (SW)
Sociology
South Asian Studies (Teacher)*
Spanish
Spanish (K-12 Certification) *
Studio Art
Studio Art Education (K-12 Certification) *
Theatre Design
Women and Gender Studies (Teacher)*
Accounting
Business
Economics
Finance
Human Resources (HR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Education
Elementary Education
Human Resources Development
Computer Engineering (CE)
Computer Science (CS)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering Biology*
Engineering Chemistry*
Engineering Physics*
Industrial Engineering (IE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Exercise Science
Food Science
Health Sciences
Nutrition
Occupational Health and Safety
Nursing
ACTING
Starting Salary: $39,300
Mid-Career Salary: $58,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for actors, producers, and directors is expected to grow by 8.5 percent, leading to a total of 70,000 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
Starting Salary: $56,100
Mid-Career Salary: $112,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for actuaries is expected to grow by 26.7 percent, leading to a total of 18,900 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ANTHROPOLOGY
Starting Salary: $36,000
Mid-Career Salary: $61,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for anthropologists and archeologists is expected to grow by 20.7 percent, leading to a total of 3,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
APPLIED STATISTICS
Starting Salary: $50,800
Mid-Career Salary: $102,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for statisticians is expected to grow by 14.1 percent, leading to a total of 18,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ART HISTORY
Starting Salary: $36,400
Mid-Career Salary: $54,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for historians is expected to grow by 17.9 percent, leading to a total of 2,400 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
BIOCHEMISTRY (BCH)
Starting Salary: $43,200
Mid-Career Salary: $88,500
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for biochemists and biophysicists is expected to grow by 30.8 percent, leading to a total of 13,400 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
BIOLOGY
Starting Salary: $39,100
Mid-Career Salary: $72,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for biological scientists is expected to grow by 14.0 percent, leading to a total of 36,900 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
BIOLOGY (SECONDARY CERTIFICATION)*
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
CHEMISTRY
Starting Salary: $44,700
Mid-Career Salary: $87,500
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for chemists is expected to grow by 3.8 percent, leading to a total of 29,900 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
CHEMISTRY (SECONDARY CERTIFICATION)*
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
CINEMA STUDIES (FILM PRODUCTION)
Starting Salary: $37,500
Mid-Career Salary: $76,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for producers and directors is expected to grow by 11.0 percent, leading to a total of 49,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. National job growth for film and video editors is expected to grow by 5.2 percent, leading to a total of 7,300 job openings due to growth and replacements.
CINEMA STUDIES (JOURNALIST)*
Starting Salary: $36,800
Mid-Career Salary: $64,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for media and communication workers is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, leading to a total of 325,000 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
CINEMA STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
COMMUNICATIONS
Starting Salary: $38,900
Mid-Career Salary: $68,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for media and communication workers is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, leading to a total of 325,000 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Starting Salary: $35,200
Mid-Career Salary: $56,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for law enforcement workers is expected to grow by 6.6 percent, leading to a total of 398,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
DANCE
Starting Salary: $33,200
Mid-Career Salary: $55,600
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for dancers and choreographers is expected to grow by 18.0 percent, leading to a total of 14,500 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
EAST ASIAN STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ECONOMICS
Starting Salary: $48,500
Mid-Career Salary: $94,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for economists is expected to grow by 6.1 percent, leading to a total of 5,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ENGLISH
Starting Salary: $38,100
Mid-Career Salary: $65,500
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
ENGLISH (SECONDARY CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Starting Salary: $39,800
Mid-Career Salary: $73,600
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for environmental scientists and specialists, including health is expected to grow by 18.7 percent, leading to a total of 43,200 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
FRENCH
Starting Salary: $39,500
Mid-Career Salary: $65,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
FRENCH (K-12 CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
GERMAN (K-12 CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $41,300
Mid-Career Salary: $68,500
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Starting Salary: $35,500
Mid-Career Salary: $55,500
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for graphic designers is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, leading to a total of 123,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
HISTORY
Starting Salary: $39,000
Mid-Career Salary: $70,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for historians is expected to grow by 17.9 percent, leading to a total of 2,400 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
HISTORY (SECONDARY CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Starting Salary: $40,600
Mid-Career Salary: $93,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for political scientists is expected to grow by 7.9 percent, leading to a total of 2,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Jjob growth for social scientists and related workers is expected to grow by 18.4 percent, leading to a total of 154,600 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
JOURNALISM
Starting Salary: $36,800
Mid-Career Salary: $64,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for media and communication workers is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, leading to a total of 325,000 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND CIVILIZATION (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
LIBERAL STUDIES
Starting Salary: $37,500
Mid-Career Salary: $51,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
LINGUISTICS
Starting Salary: $38,300
Mid-Career Salary: $74,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for media and communication workers is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, leading to a total of 325,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
LINGUISTICS (CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
LITERATURE
Starting Salary: $39,200
Mid-Career Salary: $72,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for writers and authors is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 47,600 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
MARKETING
Starting Salary: $39,100
Mid-Career Salary: $73,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for market research analysts and marketing specialists is expected to grow by 41.2 percent, leading to a total of 191,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MATHEMATICS
Starting Salary: $48,500
Mid-Career Salary: $85,800
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for mathematicians is expected to grow by 15.7 percent, leading to a total of 2,300 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MATHEMATICS (SECONDARY CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MEDICAL PHYSICS
Starting Salary: $51,200
Mid-Career Salary: $99,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for physicists is expected to grow by 14.2 percent, leading to a total of 8,000 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for medical scientists is expected to grow by 35.8 percent, leading to a total of 44,100 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
MUSIC - EDUCATION (K-12 CERTIFICATION)
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
MUSIC (INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE)*
Starting Salary: $34,600
Mid-Career Salary: $51,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for musicians and singers is expected to grow by 10.1 percent, leading to a total of 60,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MUSIC (PIANO PERFORMANCE)*
Starting Salary: $34,600
Mid-Career Salary: $51,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for musicians and singers is expected to grow by 10.1 percent, leading to a total of 60,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MUSIC (VOCAL PERFORMANCE)*
Starting Salary: $34,600
Mid-Career Salary: $51,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for musicians and singers is expected to grow by 10.1 percent, leading to a total of 60,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MUSICAL THEATER*
Starting Salary: $33,200
Mid-Career Salary: $55,600
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for musicians and singers is expected to grow by 10.1 percent, leading to a total of 60,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for dancers and choreographers is expected to grow by 18.0 percent, leading to a total of 14,500 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
PHILOSOPHY
Starting Salary: $38,300
Mid-Career Salary: $72,600
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
PHYSICS
Starting Salary: $51,200
Mid-Career Salary: $99,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for physicists is expected to grow by 14.2 percent, leading to a total of 8,000 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
PHYSICS (SECONDARY CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLYSCI)
Starting Salary: $40,300
Mid-Career Salary: $74,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for political scientists is expected to grow by 7.9 percent, leading to a total of 2,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for legislators is expected to grow by 0.3 percent, leading to a total of 15,900 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
PSYCHOLOGY
Starting Salary: $35,200
Mid-Career Salary: $60,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for psychologists is expected to grow by 21.6 percent, leading to a total of 92,500 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY
Starting Salary: $41,500
Mid-Career Salary: $59,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for management occupations is expected to grow by 7.0 percent, leading to a total of 2,567,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for legislators is expected to grow by 0.3 percent, leading to a total of 15,900 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR)
Starting Salary: $36,500
Mid-Career Salary: $65,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for public relations specialists is expected to grow by 22.5 percent, leading to a total of 127,200 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Starting Salary: $34,900
Mid-Career Salary: $58,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for religious workers is expected to grow by 17.2 percent, leading to a total of 141,500 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. ob growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
SLAVIC STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
SOCIAL WORK (SW)
Starting Salary: $33,100
Mid-Career Salary: $45,300
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for social scientists and related workers is expected to grow by 18.4 percent, leading to a total of 154,600 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
SOCIOLOGY
Starting Salary: $36,000
Mid-Career Salary: $56,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for social scientists and related workers is expected to grow by 18.4 percent, leading to a total of 154,600 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
SPANISH
Starting Salary: $35,900
Mid-Career Salary: $65,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
SPANISH (K-12 CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
STUDIO ART
Starting Salary: $34,400
Mid-Career Salary: $56,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for artists and related workers is expected to grow by 7.7 percent, leading to a total of 62,400 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
STUDIO ART EDUCATION (K-12 CERTIFICATION) *
Starting Salary: $30,052
Mid-Career Salary: $66,902
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. Job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements.
THEATRE DESIGN
Starting Salary: $33,200
Mid-Career Salary: $55,600
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for set and exhibit designers is expected to grow by 9.9 percent, leading to a total of 4,800 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES (TEACHER)*
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ACCOUNTING
Starting Salary: $44,300
Mid-Career Salary: $74,500
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 15.7 percent, leading to a total of 452,100 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
BUSINESS
Starting Salary: $41,400
Mid-Career Salary: $70,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for management occupations is expected to grow by 7.0 percent, leading to a total of 2,567,700 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ECONOMICS
Starting Salary: $48,500
Mid-Career Salary: $94,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for economists is expected to grow by 6.1 percent, leading to a total of 5,800 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
FINANCE
Starting Salary: $47,700
Mid-Career Salary: $85,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for financial managers is expected to grow by 8.8 percent, leading to a total of 142,800 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
HUMAN RESOURCES (HR)
Starting Salary: $39,200
Mid-Career Salary: $61,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for human resources managers is expected to grow by 12.9 percent, leading to a total of 26,900 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
Starting Salary: $51,600
Mid-Career Salary: $88,600
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for computer occupations is expected to grow by 22.1 percent, leading to a total of 1,366,200 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
EDUCATION
Starting Salary: $37,200
Mid-Career Salary: $55,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for postsecondary teachers is expected to grow by 17.4 percent, leading to a total of 586,100 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Starting Salary: $31,400
Mid-Career Salary: $46,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for preschool and kindergarten teachers is expected to grow by 23.0 percent, leading to a total of 311,700 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020. job growth for elementary and middle school teachers is expected to grow by 16.8 percent, leading to a total of 827,000 job openings due to growth and replacements. job growth for secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 6.5 percent, leading to a total of 380,800 job openings due to growth and replacements.
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Starting Salary: $39,200
Mid-Career Salary: $61,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for human resources managers is expected to grow by 12.9 percent, leading to a total of 26,900 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
COMPUTER ENGINEERING (CE)
Starting Salary: $62,700
Mid-Career Salary: $105,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for computer hardware engineers is expected to grow by 9.0 percent, leading to a total of 22,900 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS)
Starting Salary: $58,400
Mid-Career Salary: $100,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for computer occupations is expected to grow by 22.1 percent, leading to a total of 1,366,200 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (EE)
Starting Salary: $63,400
Mid-Career Salary: $106,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for electrical and electronics engineers is expected to grow by 6.0 percent, leading to a total of 88,400 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ENGINEERING BIOLOGY*
Starting Salary: $54,900
Mid-Career Salary: $98,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for biomedical engineers is expected to grow by 61.7 percent, leading to a total of 13,100 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY*
Starting Salary: $67,500
Mid-Career Salary: $111,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for chemical engineers is expected to grow by 5.9 percent, leading to a total of 11,400 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
ENGINEERING PHYSICS*
Starting Salary: $52,900
Mid-Career Salary: $83,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for physicists is expected to grow by 14.2 percent, leading to a total of 8,000 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (IE)
Starting Salary: $59,900
Mid-Career Salary: $91,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for industrial engineers is expected to grow by 6.4 percent, leading to a total of 57,500 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME)
Starting Salary: $52,900
Mid-Career Salary: $83,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for mechanical engineers is expected to grow by 8.8 percent, leading to a total of 99,600 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
EXERCISE SCIENCE
Starting Salary: $31,300
Mid-Career Salary: $54,400
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for recreation and fitness workers is expected to grow by 21.1 percent, leading to a total of 219,200 job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
FOOD SCIENCE
Starting Salary: $44,000
Mid-Career Salary: $81,100
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for food scientists and technologists is expected to grow by 8.0 percent, leading to a total of 6,800 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
HEALTH SCIENCES
Starting Salary: $39,000
Mid-Career Salary: $68,700
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22.4 percent, leading to a total of 141,900 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
NUTRITION
Starting Salary: $40,600
Mid-Career Salary: $57,900
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for dietitians and nutritionists is expected to grow by 19.7 percent, leading to a total of 35,400 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Starting Salary: $49,600
Mid-Career Salary: $76,000
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is expected to grow by 9.2 percent, leading to a total of 30,800 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.
NURSING
Starting Salary: $54,100
Mid-Career Salary: $70,200
Figures from Payscale.com and Chronicle of Higher Education. Last updated winter 2012.
Projection
According to the Employment Projections program of the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job growth for registered nurses is expected to grow by 26.0 percent, leading to a total of 1,207,400 Job openings due to growth and replacements between 2010 and 2020.