At Yahoo.com, there is an interesting article talking about a research done by PayScale.com about the 10 college degrees that yield high-paying jobs in 2011. Not surprisingly, Maths and Sciences degrees are near the top with Engineering being #1 (median starting salary from $51k to $97k). Computer Sciences is second place with a median starting salary of $56k, followed by Physics, and Mathematics degrees.
More importantly, a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) is considered to have high earnings potential with a median of starting salary of $51k. According to Nathan Lippe, from the CarreerRookie.com, companies without a team that can analyze data and understand what it can do to change the business will lack competitive advantage. Therefore, MIS wielding graduates will come to rescue for these businesses that may start lag behind in technology. MIS holds a major role in organizations by analyzing databases, managing projects, and helping companies become more efficient. It is not surprising when MIS majors enjoy what they do since the salary is very competitive. Also, looking for internships or jobs with MIS degree is easier because colleges often keep good relationships with businesses and companies.
No matter where you come from, Fox MIS Temple University offers the great program for MIS major where students can develop the skills and talents through the materials and apply it in the business world. With the year of 2012 already here, I strongly encourage all the students who are currently with non-decided or just considering a new major/minor to consider MIS.
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