Going back to school has its challenges. Finding the program that would be the best investment of your time and money is another challenge in itself. When choosing a college it’s always important to explore a variety of programs to assure that your choice reflects your interests and meets your career goals, but also is still in demand and has a positive job outlook.
Globe University’s success in placing graduates in their chosen careers correlates with the school’s research in finding the most marketable degree programs. The college starts by talking with industry leaders to evaluate what areas are in demand as well as what they look for in their employees. Globe University takes those needs and implements them into a degree program and helps the student become successful in their chosen career field from application to graduation.
Therefore, we compiled a list of the top in-demand degree programs according to National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook.
Top 5 In-Demand Degrees:
Accounting: Accounting is considered to be the language of business. An accounting major opens a range of career opportunities that enjoy great work/life balance and earning potential.
Job Outlook: Employment opportunities for accountants will rise 22 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Career opportunities can include everything from working for companies or individual clients, according to the Department.
Paralegal Studies: An associate degree in paralegal studies could help you pursue a career as a lawyer’s right-hand man or woman. Perform legal research, interview clients, prepare documents for court—you will perform an array of services in support of attorneys.
Job Outlook: This degree is a common credential for paralegals, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which projects employment of paralegals to grow by 28 percent between 2008 and 2018.
Engineering: Engineering is a common choice for any list of top majors and our list of in-demand degrees is no different, according to the NACE survey. “Mechanical engineering grads, next to electrical engineering grads, are poised to find the greatest success in the job market.”
Job Outlook: The future looks bright for engineering graduates, with engineering jobs as a whole expected to climb 11 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Business Administration: Business administration is such an in-demand degree, in part, because it’s so flexible. Business degree programs students for positions in every industry and type of organization.
Job Outlook: There are plenty of different routes to go here. Public relations specialists, to name one, are enjoying a 24 percent surge in opportunities through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Market researchers are doing even better, with a 28 percent jump in employment opportunities. Operation research analyst jobs, meanwhile, are growing 22 percent through 2018.
Human Resources:Companies big and small need human resources managers and/or assistants. Human resources programs will include courses in organizational behavior, employment law, training and development, and change management.
Job Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor notes that between 2008 and 2018, human resources jobs should climb 22 percent, a gain of 197,400 jobs. HR assistants have an average annual salary of $37,900, while HR mangers average at $108,600, according to May 2010 statistics from the Department.
It is our goal to not only place students in their chosen career field, but to help prepare them for life after graduation by providing hands-on, career-focused education.