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    The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published research which looks at the correlation between degree subject and earning.

    Unsurprisingly, those who study medicine and dentistry rank top with the median annual earning 5 years after graduating is 48k. Economics, Mathematics, Veterinary science, and Engineering & Technology make up the rest of the top 5, all earning over 30k.

    The reserach also looks at how which uni the graduate attended affects pay and the difference between how much men and women earn, with recent female graduates earn 2k less than their male counterparts.

    You can read the full story here.

    What do you make of this? Do you think this is accurate? Are there any surprises?
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    Well it must be pretty accurate - I am not sure how you would get a more accurate set of data or analysis.

    No surprises for me. Pretty much any research in this area has brought up similar results.
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    I think the phrase "no sh1t, Sherlock :holmes: " applies here
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    Always makes me proud and happy seeing my degree being high up there
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    I wonder what range of salary a BSc (Hons) degree in Fartology and Excrements Science would warrant?
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    (Original post by Texxers)
    Always makes me proud and happy seeing my degree being high up there
    But are you rich though? It is one thing to have studied the degree, it is another to be rich.

    Not all those kids, who have studied those subjects are rich. Some might even be unemployed.
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    Same as a law degree and joint highest-earning humanities degree; pretty solid.
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    But are you rich though? It is one thing to have studied the degree, it is another to be rich.

    Not all those kids, who have studied those subjects are rich. Some might even be unemployed.

    Ummm yeah... I be minted bruh.
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    "For example, students of law, economics and management subjects at the London School of Economics do extremely well, with 10% of male graduates earning more than £300,000 by the time they are in their early 30s."

    What's the point of being highest 5-years post graduation when you make wayyy less than that for the rest of your working life, eh? :|
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    I would've thought communications (presumably with marketing) would've been higher due to jobs in business and HR, hmm. Nothing else is that shocking though.
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    I really hope that gender pay "gap" isn't something that people get het up on but ... it doesn't look great, does it?
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    people make such a kerfuffle about money

    smh

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    STEM guys are minted :smug:

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    tfw you want to go into academia and will be poor forever
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    Note.

    "Remarkably though, even when comparing students who did the same subject at the same university, those from the richest households still earn around 10% more than their peers from less affluent backgrounds."
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    I see "All Medicine" and "Medicine and Dentistry" erm, confusing no?
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    Medicine is majorly being pushed towards post grad only - so that could be reworded as "median salary after 8 years of starting your degree" and tell a different story.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
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    "Remarkably though, even when comparing students who did the same subject at the same university, those from the richest households still earn around 10% more than their peers from less affluent backgrounds."
    "Remarkably?"

    Are they for real?
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    Same as a law degree and joint highest-earning humanities degree; pretty solid.
    How on earth does Languages get up so highly? What kind of jobs is that applying to?
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    Same as a law degree and joint highest-earning humanities degree; pretty solid.
    Above physical sciences smh. Tbf physical sciences is a very broad category and some of my courses are actually joint with maths so. That said I reckon maths is so high from people doing financially related jobs which 100% is not what I wanna do with my life.
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    lol at arts & design
 
 
 
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