Projected Top-Paid Master's Degrees
|Broad Category||2017 Average Salary||2016 Average Salary|
|Math & Sciences||$70,061||$67,891|
*Source: Winter 2017 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers
Top Fields for PH.D. Degrees
|Rank||Major||Early Career Pay||Mid-Career Pay||% High Meaning|
|1 (tie)||Chemical Engineering||$96,100||$146,000||64%|
|1 (tie)||Organic Chemistry||$83,400||$146,000||N/A|
|3||Computer Science (CS)||$118,000||$145,000||63%|
|9||Biomedical Engineering (BME)||$88,100||$133,000||87%|
Transferable skills are techniques and competencies that can be applied to various career fields. For example, R is a programming language useful in careers like computer programming, statistics, and price analysis.
Project management is another example of a transferable skill. Developing timelines, setting goals, and designing experiments are all useful skills for different career fields.
Examples of Transferable Skills & Abilities from Graduate Degrees:
- Understand and synthesize large quantities of information
- Design and analyze surveys
- Develop organizing principles to sort and evaluate data effectively
- Develop a realistic timeline for completion of a project
- Prioritize tasks
- Anticipate potential problems
- Maintain flexibility in the face of changing circumstances (new information or a change in resource availability)
- Collect, process, and perform statistical analysis
- Develop and implement mathematical models to evaluate risk or trends
- Assess, integrate, and protect data sources
- Develop, test, and maintain large scale data processing systems
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- On-campus employment for F-1 students does not require written approval if you are maintaining lawful F-1 status.
- J-1 students must meet with an International Student Advisor prior to accepting employment.
- Your on-campus job does not need to be related to your field of study.
- You cannot exceed more than 20 hours of employment per week during the fall and spring semesters.
*Note: Intensive English Center students are not eligible for on- or off-campus employment.
Pursuing an off-campus job or internship before graduation?
Off-campus employment and internships require approval from either an International Student Advisor or USCIS prior to employment.
*The government keeps track of individuals' U.S. earnings/employment for tax purposes. Once you are offered a PAID position, on or off campus, you must apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). If you are offered an UNPAID position, you can apply for an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
Post Completion OPT and Beyond
1) Attend an Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop offered by the
2) Identify employers and occupations or make an appointment with Career Center staff for guidance
3) Determine if your career aspirations are in the United States or abroad
4) Search for full-time jobs using Handshake and/or GradConnection