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The Industries Hiring The Most College Grads In 2018
Forbes ^ | 10/26/2017 | Jeff Kauflin

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. It’s not an easy decision, and passion for a particular type of work should always be a major factor in what path you choose. But it’s 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 bachelor’s degree graduates during the upcoming school year compared with last year, creating the eighth consecutive year of steady hiring expansion. “It’s the longest sustained period of growth for the college labor market since 1970, since we’ve been tracking it,” says Phil Gardner, the study’s author and director of Michigan State’s 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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: collegegrads; hiring; industries; jobs
Full List: The Industries Hiring the Most College Grads in 2018

Numbers shown represent change in employers’ hiring expectations of bachelor’s 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%

1 posted on 10/26/2017 9:32:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

2 posted on 10/26/2017 9:38:31 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: SeekAndFind


3 posted on 10/26/2017 9:44:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Screw The NFL!!!!!! My family fought for the flag!)
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Democrats Outraged!!!

4 posted on 10/26/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.

5 posted on 10/26/2017 9:56:14 AM PDT by Purdue77 (I can't afford a tag line.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.

6 posted on 10/26/2017 10:08:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: TexasFreeper2009

DON’T study engineering.

Not worth the effort.

7 posted on 10/26/2017 11:58:32 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Nursing would be part of #5. Accounting would be part of #6.

8 posted on 10/26/2017 12:50:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The bigger the problem, the less likely a solution can be politically feasible.)
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To: 353FMG

lots of jobs in engineering... it’s just that you will most likely have to move out of state to get them.

9 posted on 10/26/2017 1:57:14 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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