images (1)In the light of world economic recession, the questions high school students ask when picking their core classes have definitely evolved. The bottom-line of acquiring any degree is the quality of life and prospects it offers you at the end of the day.

I went on a search to fish out some of the most lucrative courses around the world. Please note that this is not based on who earns the highest salary, but who has potential to earn decent income with his degree.
Here we go;

5. Engineering
Some of the highest paying careers in the world are found in engineering. Engineering is widely considered as one of the most lucrative and in demand career choices. Engineering salaries can extend up to a $100k per year for those of course with some experience in their wake. Major industries such Oil & Gas will never cease their need of engineers  guaranteeing a never-ending demand and job security.

4. Computer Science/IT
IT professionals are in hot demand the world over. As the world has gone digital, the need for new faces to appear in the ever-expanding technological portal widens. As true as it is that Computer science jobs vary on demand in various locations, the salaries on the other hand can rate up to more than $190k per annum.

3. Accounting/Finance
Finance is all about money. As long as money makes it go round, the world will need its finance professionals. Accountants record, classify, interpret and communicate the financial information about a business. You can apply this to any company, in any field, industry, sector – you name it. Sure, accountants and finance professionals have to move with the times and stay up-to-date, but the profession is unlikely to expire anytime soon.

2. Law

How can we possibly exclude law when it is one of the highest paid and most prestigious courses in the world? Whether you decide to practice or go into corporate world, or you decide to go into allied things like real estate agency, you still stand a decent chance of earning decent income with a Law degree.

1.   Medicine
Can the world ever suddenly decide not to pay for health anymore? You ever come across a jobless medical doctor? Whether you’re a surgeon, consultant or physician you are needed, you are vital to the world and the world gives you back. Medicine salaries can increase to around $205k per year.

Finally, I need to let you know it is not really the course you study in the University that makes you, it is the uniqueness in you. The contemporary world of work is interested in excellence, what you can offer and not in your discipline per se. Find that thing unique to you, hone it and you’ll have absolutely no limits!