Texas Tech University

The One Bachelor’s Degree That Pays More Than a MBA (for Now)


October 5, 2016

TIME - You don’t necessarily need an MBA or a PhD to get a high-paying job, but the job outlook for this bachelor’s degree also shows why it’s a bad idea to pick a career based on cash alone.

Texas Tech professor of petroleum engineering Lloyd Heinze tells CNBC that students may not wind up unemployed after graduation, because their degrees are applicable to other industries, such as managing water resources. But those jobs are unlikely to pay as much as petroleum engineering jobs.

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