Business, Engineering, and Computer Science 2011 Grads Most Sought After by Employers

Posted November 23, 2010 by

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and EmployersEmployers are most interested in hiring new college graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the business, engineering, and computer science fields, according to results of a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Nearly 62 percent of the organizations taking part in NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 survey cited plans to hire accounting graduates. Other popular degrees at the bachelor’s degree level included:

  • Finance degree (57 percent of respondents);
  • Electrical engineering degree (53.5 percent );
  • Computer science degree (53 percent);
  • Mechanical engineering degree (53 percent); and
  • Business administration degree with a specialization in accounting, finance, and management (52 percent).

“The results are not surprising,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. “These degrees are consistently cited by organizations involved in college recruiting and hiring as among the most sought-after.”

Employers in accounting services; government; and finance, insurance, and real estate companies look like “best bets” for jobs for accounting graduates. Finance, insurance, and real estate companies also expressed a lot of interest in finance, computer science, and business administration majors.

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