March 06, 2019 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: hiring outlook, trends and predictions, surveys, benchmarks, nace insights
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Which industries are most interested in hiring specific majors at the bachelor’s degree level? Employers in the finance, insurance, and real estate industry and those in the government sector have the most interest in Class of 2019 business majors, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2019 survey.
Large percentages of employers in these industries are targeting finance, accounting, and business administration majors. (See Figure 1.)
Respondents also show high interest in the other top majors in demand. For example, all respondents from the information industry are hiring computer science majors, while miscellaneous manufacturers will be most active in recruiting mechanical engineers.
Data for the Job Outlook 2019 survey were collected from August 1, 2018, through October 8, 2018. A total of 172 surveys were returned—an 18.5 percent response rate. The Job Outlook 2019 report is available free to members through MyNACE. Nonmembers can purchase the report through the NACE Store.
Figure 1: Who is Hiring, by Industry (Bachelor’s Degree Level)
Most Interested Industries
% of Industry Respondents
Finance, insurance, and real estate
Chemical (pharmaceutical) manufacturing
Computer and electronics manufacturing
Miscellaneous professional services
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