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Career Facts

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Only about 56% of students earn degrees within six years.

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Business is still the most common major choice.

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It’s harder for new graduates to find good jobs.

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Graduates out-earn people without degrees.

The demand for academic majors in different subjects will vary with hiring trends, industry growth and other employment factors. According to CareerBuilder, students who earn degrees in business and STEM-related fields are considered the most in-demand as far as employers are concerned. The table below lists the 10 most in-demand majors and the percentage of current employers who hire these graduates, according to CareerInsight data:

  • Computer & Information Sciences 27%
  • Engineering Technology 12%
  • Math Statics 14%
  • Science & Technologies 8%
  • Communication & Journalism 10%
  • Engineering 18%
  • Health & Clinical Studies 14%
  • Communications Technologies 12%
  • Education 7%
  • Business 38%
  • Liberal Arts / General Studies / Humanities 9%

Salary Insight

check out current salary insights from a number of exciting companies and industries.
Administrative Assistance
Department Assistant $18.71 / hour
Material Planner $52,981 / year
Aviation
Pilot $57,911 / year
Industrial Engineering
Systems Integration Specialist $99,326 / year
Installation & Maintenance Operator $102,311 / year
Technician $46,032 / year
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineers $87,385 / year
Production & Manufacturing
Machinist $37.60 / hour
Administrative Assistance
Personal Assistant $? / hour
Information Design & Document $? / year
IT Auditing
IT Auditor $124,371 / year
Project Management
Project Manager $117,078 / year
Accounting
Accounting Manager $125,533 / year
Financial Analyst $102,131 / year
Senior Accountant $81,605 / year
Senior Financial Analyst $89,214 / year
Staff Accountant $99,302 / year
Administrative Assistance
Administrative Assistant $36,633 / year
Administrative Clerk $31,483 / year
Executive Assistant $64,834 / year
Executive Assistant to Vice President $79,011 / year
Executive Secretary $57,463 / year
Senior Secretary $47,917 / year
Service Clerk $28,625 / year
Architect $140,911 / year
Principal Architect $191,949 / year
Designer $104,027 / year
Senior Designer $67.36 / hour
Call Center Representative $49.00 / hour
Customer Service Representative $45,816 / year
Product Support $65,438 / year
Electronics Engineer $116,290 / year
RF Engineer $112,116 / year
Senior RF Engineer $119,507 / year
Administrator $114,745 / year
IT Support $62,873 / year
Network Engineer $104,250 / year
Senior Database Administrator $106,845 / year
Senior Network Engineer $106,238 / year
Senior Systems Administrator $101,332 / year
Support Engineer $74,960 / year
Systems Administrator $114,181 / year
.NET Developer $112,115 / year
Application Developer $128,671 / year
Automation Engineer $98,913 / year
Development Operations Engineer $60.77 / hour
Firmware Engineer $102,396 / year
IT Engineer $106,789 / year
Integration Engineer $107,124 / year
Linux Engineer $117,025 / year
Mobile Developer $74,322 / year
Performance Engineer $89,206 / year
Principal Software Engineer $178,984 / year
Principal Software Engineering Manager $191,231 / year
Product Engineer $122,748 / year
Product Manager $134,148 / year
Programmer $34.67 / hour

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