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For college students with undecided degrees, first time college go-ers, or those looking to go back to school for another college degree, this list is for you! Here are 14 of the best and most helpful college degrees in 2012. These degrees are in high-demand and are bound to present several different job opportunities.

Computer Engineering degree

Computer Engineering is in high demand as companies need to hire employees who know the steps to designing and developing systems and software for company computers and networks.

Marketing degree

The increase of businesses, both online and off, has created a large demand for people with knowledge in marketing so that companies can gain ground and grow.

Criminal Justice degree

Lawyers and law enforcement are two jobs that will never go out of style, so a criminal justice degree can be put to good use.

Education degree

A degree in education is always worthwhile, especially in today’s world with a growing youth that needs teachers in school.

Computer Science degree

Knowing how computers work and how to create computer programs definitely comes in handy in a virtual, computer-based world.

Nursing degree

With the elderly getting older and new babies being born each day, nursing is a degree that you can never go wrong with.

Accounting degree

Accounting is a helpful degree due to the fact that so many businesses, both small and large, are in need of an accountant (or CPA), who can balance the budget, process tax forms, and so on.

Journalism degree

Many companies are looking for employees who can write and express information in the form of words, in both print and online.

Information Science degree

The ability to create a website and/or a computer system will go far, so this degree is well worth the time and effort.

Business Administration degree

Knowing how to properly run a business and lead a team are important skills that are widely sought after.

Finance degree

A degree in economics or finance is worthwhile, even in today’s poor economy since there is always room for more economic perspectives and knowledge.

Engineering degree

Both mechanical and electrical engineering degrees are in high demand.

Management Information Systems degree

Knowing how technology, the Internet, and computers can be used to advance a business is definitely much needed knowledge.

Psychology degree

A psychology degree holds all sorts of promise since so it offers so many job opportunities including psychiatry, social work, research, and more.


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