Top Industries and Top Majors Hired

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top_paid_college_majorsWhere will you and other members of the Class of 2013 land after graduation? If you’re not planning to pursue an advanced degree, you’re probably headed for the work force. Below are the top five industries taking entry-level hires from the Class of 2013, some of the majors they are hiring from, and the average salary those new hires are being paid.

Top-Hiring Industries and Top Majors Hired

Industry

2013 Average Salary

Educational Services
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences $38,900
Psychology $39,800
Elementary Teacher Education $39,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Business Administration/Management $56,500
Accounting $53,100
Political Science/Government $39,000
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Nursing $55,700
Health and Related Sciences $44,300
Psychology $33,900
Federal, State, and Local Governments
Criminal Justice and Corrections $36,300
Business Administration/Management $55,100
Psychology $41,300
Finance and Insurance
Business Administration/Management $54,000
Economics (Business/Managerial) $54,000
Finance $55,200

Source: April 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

For more information on the job market and how to connect with employers who are hiring new college graduates, go to your career center for help.

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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