If you are planning to find a new job in 2015, your chances will be best if you have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Finance or a doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering. According to a research published by Forbes, these majors will enable you to easily find a job next year.
Based on a survey in which participated hundreds of top companies, the business magazine released three rankings that cover the top 10 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees for 2015.
Most in-demand seem to be bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, accounting and finance. Slightly different is the case with doctorate degrees, where engineering takes the lead.
From Chemical and Electrical Engineering to Computer and Mechanical Engineering – if you are planning for a doctorate, pick one of these majors.
While humanities majors will not be so in-demand, many recruiters have shared that they plan to hire new employees with sociology and psychology majors. Also, popular will be international relations and political science majors. English language and literature majors will be more in-demand compared to those with foreign language and literature in 2015.
The top bachelor’s degree in 2015 is predicted to be Finance, closely followed by Accounting and Computer Science. Also, in the top five will be Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration and Management. Information Sciences and Marking majors are also expected to be popular next year, although they have lost their top positions.
On the master’s degree list, the top three majors are again Finance, Computer Sciences and Accounting, but in a slightly different order. MBA and Mechanical Engineering are going strong at the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
The picture changes on the list of most in-demand doctorate degrees in 2015. Here Computer Sciences majors have dropped out of the top five, giving way to Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and all sorts of engineering. Some degrees like Physics, Math/Statistics/Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering and Chemistry can be found only on the doctorate degrees ranking.
While more and more students decide to study for a master’s or doctorate degree, recruiters continue to hire mainly people with bachelor’s degrees. Job openings for people with bachelor’s degree are over two times more compared to those with a master’s degree and exactly eight times more than those for doctorate degree.
Top bachelor degrees that will guarantee you a job in 2015:
- Computer Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Business Administration/Management
- Electrical Engineering
- Information Sciences and Systems
- Logistics/Supply Chain
- Management Information Systems