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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 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…)