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The best college degrees for 2016

Posted at 1:35 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 13:35:37-04

We all know how important it is to go to college if you want a good paying job.  But that's just part of it.

You also want a degree that gives you opportunities, and is not just a worthless piece of paper.

Career Builder just published a list of the most useful college degrees for 2016.  These are areas with a large number of posted jobs, good job growth in the future, and high earning potential.

The best this year?

  • Computer sciences
  • Registered nursing
  • Pharmacy services
  • HR management
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering

Career Builder says all these fields have high demand for workers, and relatively low supply of grads.

That means more job openings, and higher starting pay, so you don't waste your tuition money.