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On average, employees with a degree earn between 67 and 71 percent more than individuals with just a high school diploma. What are the highest paying jobs available for a college graduate with an accredited online bachelor degree?
Engineer — Engineers, particularly petroleum engineers who are at the top of this category, earn as much as $114,000 annually.
Actuary — Thinking of earning your online business degree? It should pay for itself in a few years if you become an actuary, a business professional specializing in risk assessment. Actuaries earn an average of $107,000, or more than $50/hour. Additionally, this industry is expected to grow by 24% in the next five years, according to Department of Labor Statistics projections.
Computer software engineer — This fast-growing field also nets top dollar for graduates with a bachelor’s degree. The upper 10% in this field earned an annual salary close to $126,000.
Human resource manager — Love business and enjoy working with people? You’ll find a lucrative future in the human resources field, where annual earnings average about $73,500. Top-level HR execs, even those with an undergraduate degree — can earn $150,000 or more.
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