Where it pays to attend College
Your parents might have worried when you chose Philosophy or International Relations as a major. But a year-long survey of 1.2 million people with only a bachelor's degree by PayScale Inc. shows that graduates in these subjects earned 103.5% and 97.8% more, respectively, about 10 years post-commencement. Majors that didn't show as much salary growth include Nursing and Information Technology.
I downloaded this dataset from Kaggle where it was uploaded by WSJ. It contains 3 csv files, salaries by college, salaries by region, and salaries by academic major. Using Jupyter notebook, pandas, seaborn, and statistics, I discovered insights into the data—asking questions like:
Which degrees show the most growth in salary from starting to mid-career?
What are the top 20 schools by mid career median salary?
How do salaries differ by degree?
Is there any correlation between starting salary and mid-career salary? If so, what is the Pearson correlation coefficient?
Much more analysis is done in the actual Jupyter notebook. Go check it out.
—Completed December 19th 2018