The 10 Degrees Which Get UK Graduates The Highest Paying Jobs In 2015
Although most people choose their University degree based on the love of the subject, with extensive fees and loans to pay back many students could be forgiven for wanting to earn some moolah as soon as possible.
And, in 2015, career prospects for graduates can seem pretty thin on the ground so knowing which industries pay the best is pretty useful.
Job search engine Adzuna has looked through the thousands of listings on its database and worked out the average salaries on offer right now for graduates of every degree.
The new research has covered everything from entry-level positions to top executive roles so this should tell you, conclusively, what you should be studying if you want to earn a shed load of money.
These are the 10 degrees which can get you the highest paying jobs right now…
Average pay: £39,010
Jobs you can get: Finance worker, accountant, banker, academic, statistician
9) Mechanical engineering
Average pay: £39,106
Jobs you can get: Aerospace, defence, automotive, and construction engineer
Average pay: £40,409
Jobs you can get: Pharmaceuticals industry, chemical engineering, finance
Average pay: £40,788
Jobs you can get: Architect, interior designer
Average pay: £40,908
Jobs you can get: Accountant, banker, financial analyst
Average pay: £41,144
Jobs you can get: Economist, banker, financial analyst, statistician
4) Computer science
Average pay: £41,950
Jobs you can get: Developer, systems administrator, IT consultant
Average pay: £42,404
Jobs you can get: Accountant, management trainee, actuary
Average pay: £42,837
Jobs you can get: Aerospace, defence, automotive, chemical, and construction engineer; patent officer; management consulting
1) Civil engineering
Average pay: £44,851
Jobs you can get: Civil engineer, surveyor, site engineer, structural engineer, environmental consultant