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    These Majors Lead To Jobs In Related Fields

    Your college major isn't the only factor that determines whether or not you’ll be able to find a job in your preferred field—but choosing wisely can help you land your dream job (or any job at all).
    Updated: April 23, 2015

    When you chose your college major, you probably figured you'd head straight from campus to a related field after graduation. But things don't always work out that way.

    Major Issues

    When you chose your college major, you probably figured you'd head straight from campus to a related field after graduation. But things don't always work out that way, so...

    ...Which Majors Are Most Likely To Land You A Job In A Related Field?

    Construction Science/Management

    • 54% (Percentage of people who major in this subject and secure a job in a related field.)
    • 87% (The overall employment rate for people who major in this subject.)

    Special Education

    • 61%
    • 79%

    Nursing

    • 64%
    • 73%

    Elementary Teacher Education

    • 53%
    • 67%

    Accounting

    • 51%
    • 77%

    Some other majors that boast high overall employment rates:

    • Management information systems/business: 81%
    • Industrial/manufacturing engineering: 79%
    • Business systems networking/telecommunications: 78%
    • Mechanical engineering: 78%
    • Information sciences and systems: 77%

    ...Which Majors Are Least Likely To Help You Wind Up In A Career In A Related Field?

    Political Science/Government

    • 4% (Percentage of people who major in this subject and secure a job in a related field.)
    • 63% (The overall employment rate for people who major in this subject.)

    Home Economics

    • 5%
    • 59%

    International Business

    • 7%
    • 69%

    Liberal Arts And Sciences/General Studies

    • 7%
    • 59%

    Foreign Languages & Literatures

    • 8%
    • 53%

    Some of the other majors that have lower overall employment rates:

    • Biological sciences/life science: 49%
    • Health and related sciences: 50%
    • Visual and performing arts: 54%
    • Psychology: 56%
    • English and literature/letters: 56%

    Sources:

    Job Search Intelligence Master Data Set: jobsearchintelligence.com

    National Center for Education Science: nces.ed.gov

    Your college major isn't the only factor that determines whether or not you’ll be able to find a job in your preferred field—but choosing wisely can help you land your dream job (or any job at all).
    Actualizado: 23 abril 2015
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