Most popular majors for overseas students in US

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These are the four majors most popular among students planning to study in the US in 2011.

Accountancy

Accountancy was the leading major for finding employment among overseas students in the US last year and the momentum has been strengthening.

The trend is attributed to the stability of the accounting industry, which was not influenced by the economic downturn.

An accountant earns a moderate income of around $50,000 per year, lower than that of an auditor.

Actuarial Science

This became one of the most popular majors among overseas students in US this year. Students can only become an actuary through the qualification exam organized by the North America Actuarial Association. Except for the first-tier cities, the demand for actuaries in second and third tier cities also increased dramatically.

The average annual salary of an actuary is about $100,000.

Pharmacology

Studying pharmacology is a good choice for overseas students in America as the employment rate is high. And, even rookies get handsomely paid.

Some overseas students have opened up their own stores. Even if they return to China, the prospects for a pharmacist are promising.

The average annual salary of a pharmacist is around $85,000.

IT industry

Even though competition is extremely stiff and the employment situation is worse in the IT industry, high-quality IT talent remains the hottest property in the talent market, and is still in great demand.

Source: Global Times

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