Employment

10 Best Employment Years For Graduates

Ever since 2008, graduates have constantly been looking at a depressing employment market.

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Atleast the next two years do not look good for the graduate market. Amongst this doom and gloom, Online Colleges have compiled the 10 best employment years graduates have faced in the past. There is no surprise the last one on the list is 2007.

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This year’s job market was strong on its own merits, but compared to every year since, it was phenomenal. Forty-seven percent of employers surveyed said they planned to hire. More than half of college seniors had accepted a job before graduating, according to The National Association of Colleges and Employers (compared to just 19% two years later). Average starting salaries were up across the board, like the 5.4% increase for chemical and civil engineers, and 6.1% for marketing majors. Even liberal arts wages went up, with history majors making 3.3% more and political science students 5.9% more.

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