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Construction project management
- Median mid-career pay: $83,300
- Median starting salary: $50,700
Planning, organizing, supervising, analyzing logistics and overseeing the flow of work -- whether it's building a hospital or managing a warehouse -- are the key skills necessary for these college majors. Master these, and you'll be rewarded with a high-paying job with benefits.
The catch is finding that job could be difficult. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the construction management field is expected to expand by only 5% this year.
To break into your industry as quickly as possible, Brooks recommends students make use of their school's alumni network. "That can be a really great way to connect with graduates who majored in the same thing you did," she says.
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