Editor's Note: Dr. James M. Lindsay is a Senior Vice President at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy. Visit his blog here and follow him on Twitter.
By James M. Lindsay, CFR.org
The United States is now moving into the time of year when colleges begin sending out their admissions offers. So what subject should you major in?
(Or in the case of most people reading this post, what should you have majored in?)
No great surprises here. Engineering majors get paid the best coming out of college, and they can expect to earn the highest median mid-career salaries. (Of course, being an engineer requires taking engineering courses. Three cheers for differential equations, anyone?)
Conversely, elementary school teachers can expect to be at the bottom of the salary list in both the near term and the long term.