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NC grads earn top pay with engineering, tech degrees

Posted August 8, 2014 5:51 a.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2014 2:42 p.m. EDT

— Top paying university bachelor's degree programs, by median wages after five years for 2008 graduates from all University of North Carolina campuses, as reported on :

Nuclear Engineering, $89,537.

Computer Engineering, $73,011.

Electrical & Economics Engineering, $70,000.

Chemical Engineering, $68,120.

Mechanical Engineering, $67,312.

Top paying associate's degree programs from North Carolina community colleges, by median wages after five years for 2008 graduates:

Cardiovascular Technology, $60,869.

Radiation Therapy Technology, $59,102.

Fire Protection Technology, $53,193.

Nuclear Medicine Technology, $52,147.

Clinical Trials Research Associate, $51,676.