While college does more than prepare you for a job, it’s a reality that career preparation is part of a college education.
With the average cost of college rising rapidly each year and student debt topping $1.2 trillion, it’s crucial for today’s college students to research what types of jobs they’ll be able to get after college and figure out how much they can expect to make, particularly if they have student loans to pay.
When deciding whether a college’s price tag is worth the investment, it’s important to consider your major and career aspirations. While no major can guarantee financial success, a recent study from Georgetown University found that your college major can significantly impact your future earning potential.
We don’t recommend choosing your college major based on average salary alone, but it’s certainly something you should consider when deciding whether to take out student loans to pay for college and how much debt you can handle.