If you are getting prepped to study a bachelor’s degree and begin your career, then this is undoubtedly a great time to start thinking about which degree will be most lucrative for you. Here I am going to talk about the top degrees that you should pursue for getting recruited in 2015. Read on....
Degrees giving you the Best Jobs In 2015
Most students are keen on pursuing a computer science or engineering degree as these tend to guarantee a profitable career. However, you can also think about studying business and enter the corporate world. But how can you know which degrees are most popular among employers? You don’t need to scratch your head for that. A recent study, published by the non-profit National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), lists the top ranking majors most employers are looking for among the students of 2015.
What Did The Survey Find?
NACE surveyed around 260 organisations and companies and received interesting responses to questionnaire surveys from August to early October this year. The survey was primarily regarding the plans of employers to recruit candidates who will pass out from graduate schools and colleges in 2015. The survey respondents mainly included big corporations like Schlumberger, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Chevron, Cargill etc. The study also included a number of small non-profits such as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
So What Are The Most Popular Majors Among Recruiters?
The study segregated the top 10 degrees for graduates acquiring bachelor’s, master’s and doctorates degrees. For bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees, Finance, Accounting and Computer Science are the top 3 degrees, according to the NACE study. However, for doctorate degrees, the top 3 degrees were only in engineering, namely computer engineering, electrical engineering and chemical engineering.
Here I have listed the most popular degrees along with the number of respondents (recruiters) planning to hire them in 2015, as revealed by the NACE survey. Have a look below....
Top Bachelor's Degrees For 2015
• Finance (128 Respondents)
• Accounting (125 Respondents)
• Computer Science (120 Respondents)
• Mechanical Engineering (116 Respondents)
• Business Administration/Management (106 Respondents)
Apart from these, some other highly in-demand degrees include Electrical Engineering, Information Sciences And Systems, Marketing, Logistics/Supply Chain and Management Information Systems.
Top Master's Degrees For 2015
· Finance (54 Respondents)
· Computer Science (53 Respondents)
· Accounting (49 Respondents)
· MBA (45 Respondents)
· Mechanical Engineering (45 Respondents)
Other popular master’s degrees that employers want to hire include Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences And Systems, Logistics/Supply Chain and Human Resources.
Top Doctorate Degrees For 2015
· Chemical Engineering (16 Respondents)
· Electrical Engineering (14 Respondents)
· Mechanical Engineering (12 Respondents)
· Computer Engineering (12 Respondents)
· Physics (11 Respondents)
You can also earn degrees in Materials Engineering/Science, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering and Chemistry as these were also highly demanded by the respondents.
Now I hope you can confidently decide which particular degree you want to earn according to its demand by employers.
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