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What Degree Should You Get?
You’re about to start college and one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what degree should you attain? With the rising cost of college, it’s important to look carefully at the various degree programs, determine if it’s worth the cost based on the expected return from the career path which started from your degree of Choice.
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Employer’s messages to prospective employees:
Seek candidates across all majors who can slide into a variety of positions as needed or can quickly conditions. Focus is on a canidate which is a mix of technical aptitude and essential soft skills.
Except for computer sciencc (IT), market for technical graduates is somber. Traditional hiring sectors for engineers such as manufacturing, architectural, and engineering services, engineering design and development are all reducing their hiring.
Business Shift -
Demand for business majors is holding steady, except for accounting, which is down. Companies are are repostioning themselves for more Internet business and seek candidates with acumen in the area.
Average Master’s & PhD salaries:
ComputerScience (MS): $57100
Engineering (MS): $58100
Engineering (PhD): $68900
All Associate’s: $36200
All Bachelor’s: $39900
Average Bachelor’s Salary:
Public Health: $37800
Civil Engineering: $47600
Electrical Engineering: $59000
Mechanical Engineering: $58000
Computer Science: $61200
Chemical Engineering: $65100
Most Requested Majors (‘09-’10):
Percentage of employers seeking selected majors.
33% All maiors
67% Specific majors
out ofthat 67%
33% All majors
All Technical 22%
All Business 19%
33% All majors
Computer Science 5%
MIS Computer Science 5%
Electrical Engineering: 4%
MIS Business: 5%
Human Resources: 5%
Information Science: 4%
Recruiting: Campus Focused Strategies
Internships: Career Fairs: Resume Requests: Campus Visit/Info: Faculty:
% of companies utilizing 62% 61% 54% 48% 40%
avg. B.A. hiring co. 31% 36% 31% 44% 44%
On-Campus Interviews: Current Employees: National Web Provided: Social Media:
% of companies utilizing 38% 57% 52% 26%
avg. B.A. hiring co. 48% 32% 29% 50%
Change in B.A. Hiring By Region:
Upper Plains (WY, ND, SD, MN, NE. IA) -3%
Northwest (AK, WA,MT,OR,ID) +4%
Great Lakes (WI,IL,IN, MI, OH) -4%
Southwest (CA, NV, UT, HI, AZ, NM) -&%
Northeast (ME, VT, NH, .MA,RI,CT) - -4%
MiddleAtlantic (WV, VA, PA, NY, NJ, DE, DC,MD) -8%
Southeast (KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, NC,SC,FL) -7%
South Central (CD, KS, MO, TX, AR, LA, OK) +6%