3 years ago
Admissions Advice

I would like to know about popular majors in the USA which will pay me good in future.

Currently I'm studying in last year of my highschool. I'll give final exams in 2022. I'm learning maths, physics, chemistry, English, and punjabi at school. I'm not interested in opting higher studies in physics and chemistry. But I am interested in business and hotel management. So please help me in choosing future studies which will provide me good career. You can also tell something apart from business and hotel management but not something related to physics and chemistry. I can't take SAT or ACT, but I have given IELTS exam and my result will come soon. I'm thinking of applying for fall 2022 in the US college or university. I'm from India. I'll be very thankful for your help.

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3 years ago

Here is a link to the Top 50 highest-paying college majors.


And another link to the Top 10 highest-paid college majors.


And the 41 Majors that make the most money.


The common these are that any kind of engineering degree or any kind of medical degree and various business degrees will pay you the most as soon as you graduate from a 4-year college.

Hospitality management like hotel management currently is in a slump because of COVID-19 and the entire industry will take a number of years to recover. There are many unemployed hotel managers who have had to find other work to stay afloat. That being said, if you are the best of the best, you can always find work in 5-star hotels and resorts. The best school to study that in the US is the Cornell University School of Hotel Management. It's very hard to get into.


But keep in mind the people that make the most money off their education are Doctors, Lawyers, and Investment Bankers. All these folks typically attend Graduate School programs.

The last thing which is a biggie. Please find a way to take the ACT or SAT. As an international student, you will face fierce competition from other Int'l students and other US students who have test scores to submit. That is more important than what major you choose to put on your application.

3 years ago

Depending on where you are planning going to college, business and management are great things to major in. The best thing you can do is research schools based on what you want to major in. Business majors often make pretty good money depending on where you live, what type of business you are in, etc.

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