8 high-paying, nontraditional degrees
Different degrees, similar pay
Every year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers' list of the highest-paid college majors are dominated by a select few fields. This year, 7 of the top 10 highest-paid majors are in engineering alone, with computer science, management information systems and finance majors rounding out the list. But fortunately for students who aren't interested in these industries, those aren't the only lucrative degrees out there.
These commonly overlooked college degrees not only provide new grads with enviable salaries but they also include generous compensation packages, the ability to scale the corporate ladder and, in some cases, the opportunity to freelance or work from home. Though they don't all bring in mega-salaries, these eight college degrees do lead to jobs that provide serious bucks for their student loan dollar.