The cheapest degrees that will earn you $70,000 a year

NEW YORK — You keep hearing the same thing over and over again. A degree in math, science or engineering will get you the highest paying job.

While that remains true, let’s face it: Not everyone is going to study nuclear engineering at an elite university. The good news is that you don’t have to be a math nerd or pay tuition at one of the priciest schools in order to earn a good living.

There are several associate’s degrees that won’t rob your bank account, but can still help you land a well-paying job. People with degrees in management information systems, construction management or economics earn a median mid-career salary of more than $71,000, according to new data from PayScale.

That’s a bigger paycheck than those who have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, history, political science or film studies. Not to mention a major in early childhood education, which…

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