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More Employers Seek Business, Engineering and Computer Science Students



By Catherine Groux
Posted November 03, 2011 11:09 AM

Students who study business, engineering or computer science may see many job prospects.
Students who study business, engineering or computer science may see many job prospects.
Many reports show that students who earn college degrees tend to find more job opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for individuals with high school diplomas was 10.3% in 2010. Bachelor's degree holders, however, saw an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

Still, there are certain college majors that can attract more job opportunities than others. According to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), more than half of surveyed employers are now seeking to hire individuals who hold degrees in engineering, business and computer science.

Specifically, these employers want applicants who studied subjects such as business administration, accounting, finance, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer engineering, said Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director, in a statement.

In addition, the report shows that regardless of their major, college graduates may see more opportunities now than they would have in the past. On average, employers said they plan to hire 9.5% more college graduates from the class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011.

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