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Engineers top list in report linking pay to degree

Attention college students: pick a major with care. It could mean millions of dollars over the course of a working life.

For the first time, the US Census Bureau has analyzed earnings by type of degree and occupation. In a report released Thursday, the bureau found wide gaps in lifetime earnings between those with technical bachelor’s degrees and those who graduated with majors in the arts, humanities, and education.

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