According to a study of lifetime earnings of graduates across 80 different majors by a respected economic think-tank in the US, students in several disciplines within the engineering field can expect to out-earn most of their counterparts in other majors over the course of their career.

Releasing an analysis of data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, researchers Brad Hershbein and Melissa Kearney from The Hamilton Project estimate that graduates of four disciplines – chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, energy and extraction engineering and computer engineering  – could expect to earn a median aggregate total…