Popular Field of Education and Average Incomes

Universities in USA offer numerous courses with majors in numerous fields. However, the most popular fields of study include history, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, accounting, teacher education, biology, nursing, general psychology, and business administration & management. Besides, there are numerous growth opportunities for MS in USA for Indian Students.

The most popular fields are the STEM fields – Software, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. As per data by the US Department of Labor, it was estimated that by 2018, around 1.2 million jobs would be available in the STEM areas. Numerous international students are therefore taking up courses in STEM fields to boost their career.

One of the reasons international students flock to USA is due to the opportunity to settle down in the country post the completion of studies. The country offers very high income earnings, based on the age, tax filing status, and geographic location of the individual. Based on the data of U.S. Census Bureau, the average household income was $73,298 in the year 2014.

The average income earned by graduates has also increased in 2016, according to a survey by National Association of Colleges and Employers. The following table depicts the average salary for 10 broad degree categories.

Bachelor’s Degree Major 2016 Average Salary
Engineering $64,891
Computer Science $61,321
Math and Sciences $55,087
Business $52,236
Agriculture/Natural Resources $48,729
Healthcare $48,712
Communications $47,047
Social Sciences $46,585
Humanities $46,065
Education $34,891