This College Degree Could Help You Earn $200K a Year Right After Graduation

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Left and right, jobs are going to the robots, which is unfortunate if your career is one swept up by automation.

On the flip side, it’s incredibly fortunate for students interested in studying robotics and computer vision — that field is on fire right now.

Andrew Moore, dean of the computer science school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, told CNBC that graduates of the school’s computer vision master’s degree program are making $200,000 right off the bat.

That’s major. Moore himself described the pay as “unheard of for any role until recently.”

Computer vision graduates are being snapped up by companies working in Pittsburgh’s autonomous car market. These include Uber, Argo AI and Aurora Innovation, CNBC reported.

The city has become “America’s unofficial self-driving car research capital” and has been testing autonomous vehicles on its streets since 2016, according to Money.

Though tuition for the program is $46,250 a year plus fees, the salary graduates are able to command may be worth it.

So if you’re still in school, you may want to steer away from those majors that’ll lead to easily automatable jobs and get into the field of computer vision, where you’ll be leading the advancement of automation.

The robot overlords are coming whether you like it or not. I say, if you can’t beat them, join them.

Plus, we hear Pittsburgh is a great place to live.

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She majored in print journalism in college only to quickly find out print is a dying field.