An estimated 1.8 million students from the Class of 2013 will earn a bachelor’s degree this year. What does the job market look like for these 2013 grads? There is positive news! Employers expect to hire about 13 percent more graduates from the Class of 2013 than they hired from the Class of 2012. In 2012, the unemployment rate for young college grads was 8.8 percent—things certainly look brighter this year.
The top five jobs for a college grad in 2013 include software developer, accountant/auditor, market research analyst, computer systems analyst, and HR specialist. The highest paying majors for a college grad in 2013 include computer engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, aerospace, and mechanical engineering. 2013 grads are very much attracted to such cities as New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. When it comes to jobs, they are looking for opportunities for personal growth, job security, and friendly co-workers.
Most college grads are sensible—80 percent of college graduates would relocate to a city where they can find a job rather than moving to their favorite city. To learn more about the job outlook for the Class of 2013, check out the infographic below presented by SpareFoot.