Too Many Underemployed College Graduates

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44% of College Graduates are Underemployed June 2013- the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that a full 44 percent of recent college graduates were underemployed as of 2012, meaning that they were working in jobs that did not require their degrees.

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Find out what the 10 Most Underemployed majors from You will be very surprised to learn what these jobs are like with these majors. You will be more shocked what these jobs really do, and you will probably shake your head in disbelief when you find out how much these jobs actually pay!       Career Builder Article in May 2, 2013 CHICAGO, May 2, 2013Which college majors stand to fare better in today’s job market? Which industries and locations are seeing the most growth in entry-level jobs for college-educated workers? New research from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie shows where the jobs are and what employers are willing to negotiate in job offers for America’s next generation of workers. “More than half of employers reported they plan to hire recent college graduates this year,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “College students who are graduating in business, technology and health-related majors will have an advantage in terms of the volume of opportunities available today. However, other majors such as liberal arts and sciences are also attractive to employers as they look for individuals with strong communications and critical-thinking skills.”   In-Demand College Majors In a nationwide online survey of more than 2,000 employers, CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive© asked companies which college majors were most in demand at their firms. Similar to last year, business and technical majors are the most sought after: 1) Business – 31 percent 2) Computer and Information Sciences – 24 percent 3) Engineering – 17 percent 4) Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences – 10 percent 5) Engineering Technologies – 9 percent 6) Math and Statistics – 9 percent 7) Communications Technologies – 7 percent 8) Education – 7 percent 9) Science Technologies – 6 percent 10) Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 6 percent To help determine the hottest areas for hiring for the graduating class of 2013, CareerBuilder analyzed active job listings on its site for entry-level positions. For purposes of this study, CareerBuilder defined an entry-level job as 1) requiring two years of experience or less, and 2) requiring a two-year or four-year college degree or equivalent certification.   Top Industries for Recent College Grads Industries with the largest year-over-year growth for entry-level jobs (with at least 1,000 active jobs in March) include: 1) Advertising – 55 percent 2) Computer Software – 37 percent 3) Accounting and Finance – 36 percent 4) Hospitality – 36 percent 5) Automotive – Motor Vehicles – 25 percent 6) Sales and Marketing – 21 percent 7) Training – 21 percent 8) Not for Profit – Charitable – 17 percent 9) Retail – 16 percent 10) Healthcare – Health Services – 16 percent   Top Occupations for Recent College Grads Entry-level occupations with the most job listings (with at least 3,500 active jobs in March) include: 1) Registered Nurse 2) Sales Representative 3) Accountant 4) Customer Service Representative 5) Industrial Engineer 6) Retail Salesperson 7) Medical and Health Services Manager 8) Physical Therapist 9) Occupational Therapist 10) Computer Support Specialist