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Choosing These College Majors Will Pay Off the Most

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5. Applied Mathematics
> Avg. annual earnings: $100,742
> 2018 unemployment rate: 1.5%
> Total labor force: 40,021

4. Molecular Biology
> Avg. annual earnings: $103,049
> 2018 unemployment rate: 1.2%
> Total labor force: 88,506

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3. Health and Medical Preparatory Programs
> Avg. annual earnings: $106,017
> 2018 unemployment rate: 1.5%
> Total labor force: 100,171

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2. Petroleum Engineering
> Avg. annual earnings: $107,444
> 2018 unemployment rate: 5.5%
> Total labor force: 26,665

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1. Actuarial Science
> Avg. annual earnings: $110,110
> 2018 unemployment rate: 1.5%
> Total labor force: 20,766

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