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The decision you make in college in choosing your major could end up costing you millions of dollars over your lifetime. CNN has new stats on the degrees that earn the most and the least. Want to make $3.5 million? Major in engineering. That’s how much those who graduate with an engineering degree can expect to earn over a 40-year career, according to new Census Bureau data.

Attention college students: pick a major with care. It could mean millions of dollars over the course of a working life. For the first time, the US Census Bureau has analyzed earnings by type of degree and occupation. In a report released Thursday, the bureau found wide gaps in lifetime earnings between those with technical bachelor’s degrees and those who graduated with majors in the arts, humanities, and education.

Just three years ago, petroleum engineering wasn’t an especially hot major for college students looking to enter a field with plentiful jobs. A recent study of 60,000 college students, including 2,400 in Texas, by Universum, a Stockholm-based company, found that students view jobs at oil and gas companies as much more desirable than even a year ago. Top salaries paid by energy companies are making energy jobs a hot ticket on college campuses.

With rising tuition costs and an ever-changing job market, choosing the right major in college is more important than ever. A recent analysis by Payscale compared job [More…] compensations with 120 college majors and job growth projections through 2020 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the 15 most valuable majors in the current marketplace. STEM related fields dominate most of the top 15. Article

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been active for six decades promoting the involvement of women in STEM related careers. Their website offers a myriad of resources for women including educational resources, scholarship information, and membership benefits, among others. SWE seeks to change the professional climate to enable women in engineering and technology to excel.