Getting a bachelor’s degree in Economics will pay off — big time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the percent change from starting to mid-career salary, with just an Economics undergraduate degree, is 96.8%. Undergraduate degrees in Nursing, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering have lower starting to mid-career salary percent changes.
If you need more evidence, take a look at payscale.com’s “Highest Paying Jobs With a Bachelor’s Degree” ranking. Economics in the top ten!