The Right Degree Could Help More College Graduates Get Hired

While there is good news on the work front for college graduates this year, a new survey has found that having the right degree on a resume may help speed up a job search.

According to National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), while employers expect to hire more graduates this year, competition will remain tough for job seekers, with businesses saying they receive on average 33 applications for every job posting.

NACE’s job outlook found that the engineering remains one of the most desired degrees for job seekers to have on a resume, with 69% of managers saying they expect to hire graduates in the field.

Graduates with a degree in business administration are also expected to fare well this year, with a number of companies saying they prefer job applicants with some form of business education because they tend to have problem solving and leadership skills essential to their company.

Computer and information science graduates are also expected to be in high demand through the rest of 2012, as well as students with an accounting for economics degree.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with a postsecondary degree have the potential to earn $1,000 more per week than those with some or no college education. 

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