HigherEdMorning.comThis year's grads get good news on job front

This year’s grads get good news on job front

April 7, 2012 by Taylor Hannigan
Posted in: In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views

A new report has encouraging news and identifies the top five majors sought by employers.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers has released a report that sheds some light on how 2012 college grads are doing when it comes to finding work.

And the news is more good than bad.

The association’s survey of 160 employers showed they expect to higher about 10% more graduates this year than last. That bit of encouraging news is tempered by the fact that competition for those posts will be fierce: The respondents said they have received about 33 applications for each opening, up from 21 a year ago.

Engineering was the major in the most demand, while business, accounting, computer science and economics rounded out the top five.

Engineering jobs also paid the most, with new grads starting at a median salary of $58,581.

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