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Best-Paying Undergraduate College Degrees for 2012 and Beyond

College degree programs with high growth and salaries through 2020Go ahead—study what you want.

The latest statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook show ample career opportunities for those who’ve earned an undergraduate degree.

To really be in demand and garner some of the best available salaries, choose a quality university with relevant curriculum and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a growth industry.

The future outlook for the occupations listed below is very promising. Even better? They’re expected to be among the occupations that experience the largest percentage of growth through 2020.

Job title: Meeting, Convention and Event Planner
Bachelor’s degrees: Communications, Marketing or Public Relations
Median annual wage: $45,260
Projected employment growth: 43.7%

Job title: Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Bachelor’s degrees: Marketing, Business Administration or Business Economics
Median annual wage: $60,570
Projected employment growth: 41.2%

Job title: Accountants and Auditors
Bachelor’s degrees: Accounting, Business Forensics, Financial Management, or Forensic Accounting
Median annual wage: $61,690
Projected employment growth: 15.7%

Want to know if the degree program you’re interested in has a good future ahead of it? Head on over to the Occupational Outlook Handbook and see for yourself. It’s a great resource for researching the long-term value associated with different degree programs and their related occupations.

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