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Posted October 18, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Finance Majors

75.6% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Finance:
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Finance grads in this occ
Accountants and Auditors  $44,800 15.5%
Financial Managers  $51,100 6.6%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $65,500 6.3%
Personal Financial Advisors  $42,200 5.3%
Computer Systems Analysts  $52,000 3.4%
Managers, All Other  $47,400 2.8%
Customer Service Representatives  $32,100 2.8%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $46,900 2.4%
Financial Analysts  $77,900 2.3%
Emergency Management Directors  $52,600 1.7%
Insurance Sales Agents  $25,200 1.7%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $29,200 1.5%
Retail Salespersons  $49,000 1.5%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $33,800 1.4%
Credit Analysts  $35,800 1.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $40,600 1.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers  $43,500 1.2%
Insurance Underwriters  $40,300 1.1%
Financial Clerks, All Other  $22,900 1.0%
Financial Specialists, All Other  $51,300 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted October 18, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Economics (Business / Managerial) Majors

67.3% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Economics (Business/Managerial):
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Economics (Business/Managerial) grads in this occ
Accountants and Auditors  $52,900 10.5%
Computer Systems Analysts  $49,600 4.0%
Managers, All Other  $52,500 3.8%
Customer Service Representatives  $34,300 3.7%
Emergency Management Directors  $52,500 3.6%
Personal Financial Advisors  $54,400 3.4%
Financial Analysts  $111,800 3.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants  $27,800 3.0%
Financial Managers  $37,900 2.7%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $70,800 2.6%
Retail Salespersons  $33,900 2.2%
Marketing Managers  $33,900 1.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $35,000 1.6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  $39,400 1.6%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $23,300 1.3%
Human Resources Specialists  $49,800 1.3%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists  $56,500 1.3%
Office Clerks, General  $31,600 1.3%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $38,000 1.1%
Credit Analysts  $44,800 1.1%
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $23,400 1.1%
Economists  $44,200 1.1%
Insurance Sales Agents  $34,000 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted December 12, 2014 by

Looking for a Career Path? Future Jobs that May Offer One

Services, Agriculture and Industry are the three largest sectors for employment in the world today. This info-graphic looks at current employment trends and predicts the top ten jobs of the future, the key skill sets that will be in demand and what will make employees valuable to employers in the future work place. (more…)

Posted November 12, 2013 by

The Hottest Jobs for New Graduates

Group of happy students in graduation gowns with diplomas

Group of happy students in graduation gowns with diplomas. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Let’s face it, the past several years have not been the most reassuring times for new graduates heading into the job market. Ever since the 2008 recession, new grads have had a harder time landing their ideal jobs. Many have even settled for lower paying jobs outside their career field.

In hopes of helping both current students and new graduates focus on emerging career fields, the University of California San Diego has created a list of 2013 “hot careers” for students to consider. Here is what they came up with, starting with the hottest. (more…)

Posted June 11, 2013 by

10 Entry Level Jobs That Are In Demand for College Graduates

Are you one of many college graduates searching for entry level jobs?  If so, you may want to explore 10 positions in demand in the following post.

‘Tis the season of college graduation, and the interwebs are flooded with advice for new grads, soon-to-be grads and aspiring grads. But after the mortar boards go up and the champagne goes down, there’s one question on every new grad’s mind: How the heck can I find a job that

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10 Hot Careers for College Grads

Posted November 01, 2012 by

Unemployment Rate for Technology Jobs Below National Average

Robert Half Technology logoIf you are searching for a job in technology, then you’re likely to find one.  While the unemployment rate is 7.8% nationally, the technology sector is doing even better with an unemployment rate around 6%.  At the same time, 54% of CIOs said it’s challenging to find skilled professionals today, according to Robert Half Technology’s Q4 IT Hiring Index. (more…)

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Best Jobs for Military Veterans Transitioning into Civilian Life

Military veterans may be wondering what are some of the best jobs to pursue after completing their service time.  Maybe some of the jobs in this post might appeal to them.

Veterans bring valuable skills and work habits to the civilian job market. According to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., the training and experience individuals gain while serving in the military can qualify them to enter many good-paying, high-growth civilian jobs. (more…)

Posted June 14, 2012 by

Six of the Top Jobs from Occupational Outlook Handbook

A new book from JIST Publishing features information on jobs and more.   Here are six of the best jobs featured in the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013–2014. (more…)

Posted April 18, 2012 by

13 Best Jobs for College Graduates

As college graduates prepare to enter the real world, they are hoping for a better job market to search for potential opportunities.  Hopefully, graduates will find positions in their respective fields.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some areas are expected to flourish, leading to more jobs in this decade.  If you are a graduate who plans to work in one of the following fields, then your chances of getting a job look pretty good. (more…)

Posted December 13, 2011 by

Top 10 Best Jobs Overall for the 21st Century

Today’s job seekers face numerous obstacles: a recession that has eliminated countless positions and crowded the job-seeking field; ever-changing technology; and pressures to do more with less. It can be difficult for anyone to decide which career to pursue.

Best Jobs for the 21st Century helps job seekers quickly and easily focus their career options and learn more about jobs of interest. Author Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., includes 69 lists divided by demographic, experience, salary and more. The “Best Jobs Overall” list contains 400 jobs ranked by the best combination of pay, growth and openings. Here are the top 10 best jobs overall for the 21st Century: (more…)