FIRST YEAR SALARIES FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADUATES
Today, in many instances, starting salary offers for
new college graduates exceed the median earnings of $49,777 for most American
workers. There are a number of industries where the demand for
knowledgeable candidates is growing at rapid pace.
The demand for accountants and auditors is expected to grow by
22 percent. More than 279,400 new
accounting positions are projected by 2018.
Business expansion, greater government regulation will drive job growth.
First year salary offers to new accounting graduates were $47,982 in 2010.
The complexity and global diversification of investments, hedge
fund growth and the rapid expansion of new markets, will spur the need for more
financial analysts to research and recommend profitable strategies. The demand for financial analysts is expected
to grow 20 percent. First year salary
offers to finance grads were $49,607 in 2010.
Overall employment for engineers is expected to grow by 178,300
new jobs over the decade. The employment
of engineers in engineering, research and development, and consulting should
account for most of the demand. First
year salary offers to new engineering graduates were $55,067 in 2010.
COMPUTER SCIENCE, VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT
The University of California San Diego estimates that 200
million people play video games online monthly.
The demand for computer software engineers is expected to increase
32 percent by 2018. More than 295,000
new positions are expected to be created over the next decade. New internet technologies help to increase
demand for computer software engineers who can develop Internet applications
and software. The demand for
knowledgeable computer software engineers is further enhanced as electronic
data-processing systems in business, telecommunications, healthcare, government
become more complex. Computer multi-media artists and animators averaged $56,330 in salary in
2010. First year salary
offers to computer science degree graduates were $61,205 in 2010.
Employment in the healthcare
industry is projected to increase 22 percent. The rapid growth of the elderly population
accounts for most of the new demand. The healthcare industry will generate 3.2
million jobs by 2018. Medical and Health Services Managers averaged $80,240 in salary
in 2010. First year salary
offers to Registered Nurses averaged $62,450.
DATABASE MINING & DATABASE ENGINEERING
The employment of computer network, systems, and database
administrators is projected to grow by 286,600 new jobs, or 30 percent over the
next decade. Database
Administrators averaged $69,740 in salary in 2010. Network Systems and Data Communication
Analysts averaged $71,100 last year.
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