What should you major in as an undergraduate if you want the highest possibility of getting rich?
The short answer is: Life Sciences in general. Pre-med programs in particular.
The Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey, summarized in a New York Times’ Economix blog post lists these as the concentrations most likely to land you in among the top 1% of wage earners:
- Health and Medical Preparatory Programs
- Biochemical Sciences
- International Relations
- Political Science and Government
- Art History and Criticism
- Molecular Biology
- Area, Ethnic and Civilization Studies
- Business Economics
- Miscellaneous Psychology
- Chemical Engineering
- Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration
- English Language and Literature
- Miscellaneous Biology