The total outstanding student loan debt in the US is $1.2 trillion—chances are that after you graduate college, you'll have to pay a decent amount in student loans. That's why it's important to choose one of these college majors that make the most money so that you'll earn enough to afford said bills. You'll want to choose a college major wisely to avoid being stuck with a useless degree in today's competitive job market. These highest-earning college majors are sure to score you a job with a decent salary post-graduation.
Actuarial Science: $110,090Photo: The Big Short / Paramount Pictures
Petroleum Engineering: $98,250Photo: There Will Be Blood / Paramount Vantage Miramax Films
Electrical Engineering: $94,210
Computer Engineering: $84,068Photo: Silicon Valley / HBO
Civil Engineering: $83,540Photo: The Fountainhead / Warner Bros.
Economics: $79,355Photo: The Newsroom / HBO