July 7, 2011
11 most-wanted degrees in ’11
(MSN Careers) — While the job market can’t be called robust, employers say they plan to hire almost 20 percent more four-year college graduates than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Already, 41 percent of the current class who applied for a job has received at least one offer, compared with 38 percent of the Class of 2010 at this time last year.
Hiring has increased in almost every sector, except for government, professional services and retail. Engineering, computer-related and “money” degrees like accounting perennially comprise the most job openings, and this year is no different. However, liberal arts and science majors are also seeing slightly better opportunities this year, according to the NACE.
Below are four-year degrees in majors that businesses told the NACE they want most right now:
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Business Administration and Management
- Information Sciences and Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Management Information Systems
- Logistics and Materials Management
To read more, including analysis and description of each degree, from MSN.com, click here.Posted by: psilberman