What Degree Should You Get?

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.

Hot Majors

Information system
All entrepreneurial majors
Social Work
Web design
Environmental sciences

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.

TechnicaI Disadvantage
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 Salaries

Average Master’s & PhD salaries:

Accounting $41900
ComputerScience (MS): $57100
Engineering (MS): $58100
Engineering (PhD): $68900

All Associate’s: $36200
All Bachelor’s: $39900
MBA: $56800

Average Bachelor’s Salary:

Education: $35100
Advertising: $35500
Psychology: $36400
Public Health: $37800
Marketing: $38300
Accounting: 41900
Mathematics: $46400
Finance: $47500
Nursing: $52700
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
Others 26%
All Technical 22%
All Business 19%

33% All majors
Computer Science 5%
MIS Computer Science 5%
Electrical Engineering: 4%
Others: 8%
Accounting: 6%
Finance: 5%
MIS Business: 5%
Economics: 3%
Others: 1%
Human Resources: 5%
Information Science: 4%
Communications: 5%
Others: 12%

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%
International: -4%


Average Salaries:

What Degree Should You Get?

shared by maggie on Apr 19
When going to college it's important to get a good degree so that you can get a good job that you love. Which degrees are the best ones to pursue? Hint: not 18th century French poetry.


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