Happy February. In Maryland, the weather seems to be changing rapidly and with those changes a lot of sick children and adults. Not fun! I'm reminded of a time when I was a child and was home sick with a high fever. I remember my mother taking my temperature when I first became ill and it was 103 degrees. As the week progressed and I started to look and feel better, the thermometer continued to read 103 degrees. The long lasting "fever" just didn't make sense. If you felt my head, it was cool. My appetite had returned to normal. I felt well, but that thermometer reading meant I was sick for over a week. What happened? My mother bought a new thermometer and retook my temperature, which gave a reading of 98.6 degrees. Oops. Broken thermometer.
Computer science, engineering and math are projected to be the highest-paid degree graduates from the Class of 2017, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers ("NACE"). These projections were made in spite of the fact that employers participating in NACE's Job Outlook 2017 survey reported that the top bachelor's degree majors they will hire are in the business fields. Engineering graduates from the Class of 2017 are expected to be the highest paid with an overall average salary projection of $66,097. This is up almost 2 percent over last year's average salary projection of $64,891 for Class of 2016 engineering graduates. Driving the high overall average salary for this group is that, as was the case last year, all of the individual reported engineering majors have average salary projections that exceed $60,000.