With back to school just around the corner, getting a degree is on the mind of many Canadian post secondary-students.
But what degrees will actually make the most money?
Job search website Indeed looked over some 4 million resumes to find out some of the most popular majors in Canada and how much individuals earn with certain degrees.
Indeed found that those with accounting degrees tend to have the highest salaries. Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) can make $125,857 on average.
Finance and computer science are also high paying options, with top level positions raking in $109,690 and $101,857, respectively.
“A good career starts with a solid foundation,” said Indeed’s senior vice president Paul Wolfe, in a statement.
“A student’s major may lead to a variety of options that they don’t even know about yet. But studying the potential options can help you hone in on your area of study, as well influence the types of organizations and people you look to connect with on the way.”
While there is a common misconception that those with Arts degrees tend to make the least money, Indeed’s data shows some pretty high salary rankings for majoring in history and fine arts.
On average, those who have history majors and go into project management can make up to $79,765. Individuals with Fine Arts degrees who are art directors earn up to $72,529.
And if you’re thinking about using your biology degree to become a researcher, you may want to think again.
According to Indeed, top level biology researchers are only making $62, 269 on average, which is the lowest income on the list.
See Indeed’s full list of post-secondary majors and incomes below.
|CONNECTING MAJORS TO CAREERS
Career Opportunities and Salaries for Popular University Majors
|Accounting||Chief Financial Officer
|Comms||Director of Communications
|Computer Science||Software Architect
|Criminal Justice||Probation Officer
|Finance||Director of Finance
|Marketing||Director of Marketing
|Psychology||Human Resources Manager
Mental Health Technician
Business Development Manager
|English||Business Development Manager
|Fine Arts||Art Director