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Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers

Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers

Employers are hiring and these are the degrees that they're looking for - will you be ready?

April 21, 2015

Finally, some great news for college graduates! The job outlook is getting brighter this year, according to recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit group that connects college career services with employers.

The survey’s findings indicate that employers are planning on hiring 9.6 percent more college graduates within the U.S. than last year, which is a one percent increase from 2014’s 8.6 percent and a huge increase from 2013’s projected hiring increase of 2.1 percent.

According to NACE, “Data for the Job Outlook 2015 Spring Update survey were collected from February 9, 2015, through March 23, 2015. A total of 162 surveys were returned for a 15.7 percent response rate.”

The NACE survey asked each employer responding to rate which degrees they were looking for in their new hires.

The following list of degrees made the top ten list, along with the percentages of employers who are hiring within the degree field.

10. Agriculture
8.4% of Total Respondents Hiring

9. Social Sciences
10.4% of Total Respondents Hiring

8. Humanities
11.0% of Total Respondents Hiring

7. Communications
17.5% of Total Respondents Hiring

6. Physical Sciences
23.4% of Total Respondents Hiring

5. Economics
29.2% of Total Respondents Hiring

4. Misc. Majors
31.2% of Total Respondents Hiring

3. Computer Sciences
57.8% of Total Respondents Hiring

2. Business
68.2% of Total Respondents Hiring

1. Engineering
72.1% of Total Respondents Hiring