Thursday, March 24, 2016

Jobs that will go begging

Hey, students--thinking of declaring a major? According to CareerBuilder, certain programs are not producing enough grads to keep up with demand.

The upshot? Could be job security.

Here's an example from Debra Auerbach's story: In 2014, 1157,591 people graduated with degrees in computer science and information sciences. From Jan 2015-Jan 2016, 689,685 jobs were posted in these fields each month. But the average number of hires was 209,035 a month--leaving 480,650 positions open.

STEM (science tech engineering math) fields are affected, but they aren't the only ones.

Gaps between openings and those who can fill them occur in:

Registered nursing

Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals

Human resources

Electrical and electronic engineering

Mechanical engineering

Biology, general health info/med records

Legal asst/paralegal

Economics

Civil engineering

Graphic design

Almost half of employers think students just don't know this.

Again, you can check out http://findyourcalling.com to see what fields might be right for you.

And might WANT you.

Graphic design--I was surprised to see that one...I have worked with many designers...Fun field.

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