Skip to comments.The Industries Hiring The Most College Grads In 2018
Posted on 10/26/2017 9:32:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Around this time of year, college seniors are thinking about what they want to do with their lives. Its not an easy decision, and passion for a particular type of work should always be a major factor in what path you choose. But its also helpful to know what industries are hiring the most.
Michigan State released the results of its 47th annual Recruiting Trends survey. It polled 3,370 employers seeking college talent and asked about their hiring expectations for the 2017-2018 academic year.
To see the top 10 industries showing the most growth since last year, open the slideshow below. For the full list, see the end of this post. The data set and methodology details are available here.
The overall hiring outlook is white-hot. Employers surveyed expect to recruit 13% more bachelors degree graduates during the upcoming school year compared with last year, creating the eighth consecutive year of steady hiring expansion. Its the longest sustained period of growth for the college labor market since 1970, since weve been tracking it, says Phil Gardner, the studys author and director of Michigan States Collegiate Employment Research Institute.
One industry driving the trend is information services, which covers everything from broadcasting and telecommunications businesses to tech giants like Google and Facebook. Employers in the sector expect to hire 60% more employees this year compared with last, the largest increase of any sector.
Professional, business and scientific services is another booming field, with hiring expectations that are 30% higher than last year.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Numbers shown represent change in employers hiring expectations of bachelors degree graduates in 2017 to 2018 compared with 2016 to 2017.
1. Information Services: 60%
2. Administrative Services: 49%
3. Wholesale Trade: 46%
4. Transportation: 32%
5. Healthcare and Social Assistance: 32%
6. Professional, Business & Scientific Services: 30%
7. Construction: 29%
8. Nonprofits: 23%
9. Agriculture: 21%
10. Retail Trade: 19%
11. Educational Services: 17%
12. Accommodations & Food Services: 17%
13. Government: 7%
14. Finance and Insurance: 7%
15. Real Estate & Leasing: 6%
16. Manufacturing: -3%
my first hand experience says:
Nursing and Accountants are in much higher demand than anything on that list.
Nearly every graduate has a job BEFORE graduating in those two fields.
My brother owns a home health care franchise in California. When he started in the business there were three different franchises. Now there are some 37 or so franchises. Nurses and quality home health care people are in high demand. He spends much of his time trying to recruit nurses. Instead of do-gooders getting a degree in gender studies, these people need to get a degree where they can help people first hand.
But that list is of year-over-year growth. I’d think nursing and accounting are not as sensitive to the economy as some of the other disciplines.
DON’T study engineering.
Not worth the effort.
Nursing would be part of #5. Accounting would be part of #6.
lots of jobs in engineering... it’s just that you will most likely have to move out of state to get them.
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