CBS News crunched some Payscale data and by some miracle, accounting ranked #52 on this list of the 60 highest-paying majors. Because we anticipate people might ask for proof of this, we have screenshotted accounting’s entry on said list.
Accounting isn’t just accounting anymore. Experts must perform multiple functions at once — and that’s where the accounting and computer systems major comes in. The median annual salary for people in their early careers is $73,300.
Deb Seigars, seen here, teaches an accounting class at an education center in Portland, Oregon in this 2009 photo.
Ahhh so that’s why, they inexplicably lumped “computer systems” in there. That’s like saying women’s studies and law are a high-paying major. Or performing arts and nuclear engineering.
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