BETHLEHEM, PA—The four top-hiring industries for Class of 2013 bachelor’s degree graduates remain the same as those in previous reports for this class, according to results of a survey recently conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Just like NACE’s September 2013 and April 2013 Salary Survey, the January 2014 Salary Survey—the final report on starting salaries for the college Class of 2013—found that educational services; professional, scientific, and technical services; healthcare and social assistance; and federal, state, and local government are the top-hiring industries for Class of 2013 grads. (See Figure 1.)
Other top-hiring industries for this class are manufacturing, finance and insurance, information, management of companies and enterprises, wholesale trade, and other services (except federal, state, and local government).
An executive summary of the January 2014 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.
NACE’s first report on starting salaries for the college Class of 2014 will be published in April.
Source: January 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. All data are for bachelor’s degree graduates.
About Salary Survey: Salary Survey reports starting salaries for new college graduates in more than 90 disciplines at the bachelor’s-degree level. Data contained in the report are reported by employers, represent accepted starting salaries (not salary offers), and are produced through a compilation of data derived from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and a master set of data developed by Job Search Intelligence. Data for the January 2014 Salary Survey report were retrieved in November 2013. Salary Survey is published in January, April, and September.
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