Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Best Degrees for getting hired in 2016

Bachelor degree level:

  • Accounting 
  • Computer Science 
  • Finance
  • Business Administration 
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Sciences and Systems
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Logistics/Supply Chain
  • Economics
  • Marketing
Top Degree's in Demand (Master Degree Level)

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Sciences & Systems
  • M.B.A.
  • Accounting 
  • Finance
  • Software Applications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
Top Degree's in Demand (Doctorate Level)

  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Math/Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physics

Social science and humanities majors don’t make any of the lists of top majors. But they need not despair. Several other charts in the report show that 40 of the 200 employers are planning to hire communications majors, 33 will hire economics majors, 14 are planning for psychology grads and eight hope to hire English language and literature majors. Social work ranks at the bottom of the social science list, with only seven employers planning to hire from that field and “area & gender studies” is at the bottom of the humanities list with a mere one employer looking for that major.


Two Forbes pieces I highly recommend for humanities majors to consider: George Anders’ July cover story, That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket, which details how booming companies like Slack Technologies are eager to employ people with theater and philosophy degrees who can write clearly and think creatively.

That said, if you want the surest bet for landing a job with a big company after you finish undergraduate or graduate school, stick with the majors in the three charts above.