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If your student is deciding on a major course of study, the beginning pay in various careers may be of interest.

Jobs that are most in demand and pay more. They are technical felds requiring a specific degree, such as health care, engineering or computer science.

On average, these are the starting earnings of some degrees: chemical engineering, $63,773 per year, computer and information sciences, $58,677 and economics, $51,062.

Researchers for Money magazine say the visual and performing arts pay an average of $35,073 for the first year; English, $35,453, and liberal arts, $36,715.