Accounting Majors Obtain Higher Percentage of Job Offers - Survey

Employers may have cut back significantly on college recruiting, but they haven’t abandoned campus altogether, according to the Spring 2002 issue of Salary Survey, a quarterly report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

"Employers have been extending offers to graduating students in select fields," says Marilyn F. Mackes, NACE executive director. "Although overall demand is down 36 percent from a year ago, there are still signs of life in the college job market."

As reported in Salary Survey, the top 10 majors (based on the number of offers they’ve received) and their average starting salaries are as follows:

Major Average Salary Offer

Accounting

Mechanical Engineering

Economics/Finance

Business Administration

Electrical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Marketing

Civil Engineering

Management Information Systems

Computer Science

$40,293

$48,654

$40,047

$35,209

$50,387

$51,254

$35,374

$40,848

$43,732

$50,352

Salary Survey is a quarterly report of starting salary offers to new college graduates in 70 disciplines at the bachelor’s degree level. The survey compiles data from college and university career services offices nationwide.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers

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