10 Best College Majors for Your Career

Best Majors for Your Career: 2016-2017, To determine which majors typically come with the best hiring prospects and pay, Kiplinger analyzed data for 215 popular college majors.

Kiplinger looked for courses of study that tend to lead to fat paychecks—both right out of school and farther along your career path. They also sought out majors that are in high demand based on recent online job postings as well as long-term growth expectations for related occupations.

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Finish High School with a Bachelor’s Degree

Teens attend Florida Atlantic University High School, which education officials believe is the nation's only school where all students can simultaneously earn their high school diploma and bachelor's degree. The National Association of Secondary School Principals knows of no similar program.

About eight of each year's graduating class of 130 accomplish the dual-degree feat and nearly 100 percent graduate college by 19, about the time most university students are learning their town's best pizza joints. More than half enter graduate or professional school.