5 College Degrees That Pay For Themselves



"Mid-career electrical engineers make about $170,000 a year."

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers have a starting salary of about $63,000 and a mid-career salary of up to $200,000. They can work in a variety of industries, from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology to food processing. Their ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve using applied mathematics makes chemical engineers an absolutely necessary part of most manufacturers’ workforce.


Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers place in the Wall Street Journal’s top five starting salaries, coming in just under $61,000. Mid-career electrical engineers make about $170,000 a year. Like chemical engineers, electrical engineers have a wide range of jobs to choose from. They work in computers, global navigation systems, robotics, and commercial lighting. They are part-designers, part-problem-solvers. Getting an NJIT electrical engineering master’s degree can open up even more job opportunities. With more schooling, engineers can get better pay and more leadership roles.