New research has revealed the most lucrative subjects to study at university in order to get the highest paying salaries.
Economics graduates fair the best with earnings in the region of £45,000 five years after university.That's right, economics graduates (and future graduates). You have the highest earnings in the U.K. five years after graduation. Similar to New Zealand results I have reported on earlier. Apparently, the data comes from Emolument, a salary benchmarking website. The data are reported in this table (available here):
Degrees in Economics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics are shown to be the best route into lucrative careers in the financial services industry. In contrast, students of humanities like Geography, History and Politics are the most likely graduates to follow careers in charities, not-for-profit organisations and the public sector.Previously on this blog:
- Why study economics? Sheepskin effects edition
- Why study economics? NZ graduate earnings edition
- Why study economics?