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Popular Professions Among Graduates in 2014 Infographic


Popular Professions Among Graduates in 2014

According to the Popular Professions Among Grades in 2014 Infographic, in the lingering aftermath of the Great Recession, recent college graduates are having a tough time of it. As state aid for education has fallen, student loans have risen, leading to crippling levels of debt — the average in recent years has been about $23,300 though that figure may have climbed to more than $29,000. Although the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher declined in 2013, many recent college graduates are still struggling to find their desired jobs.

US Top 5 Most Popular Careers for 2014

  1. Network Systems Analysts
    They solve problems related to networked computer technology.
  2. Physician’s Assistant
    They are trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative healthcare services.
  3. Software Engineers
    The engineer analyses users’ needs and designs software or programs to meet these needs.
  4. Fitness Trainers
    They lead groups and individuals in a range of exercise activities.
  5. Database Administrators
    They work with the relevant software to retrieve and present data.

Top 5 Occupations with the Most Job Openings (Graduate Degree)

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
    College and university professors, career and technical education instructors, and graduate teaching assistants.
  2. General Practitioners
    They perform yearly checkups, treat a variety of conditions, and refer patients to specialists.
  3. Lawyers
    Private-practice lawyers work in law firms or are self-employed.
  4. Pharmacists
    They prepare and distribute medications prescribed by doctor and other health practitioners.
  5. Physical Therapists
    They prevent and treat conditions that limit a person’s ability to move and function
Top 5 Occupations with the Most Job Openings (Bachelor’s Degree)
  1. Computer Systems Analysts
    They create new computer systems and improve existing technology and business processes.
  2. Software Developers
    They combine their expertise in computer science, engineering, and math to design, develop, and test software for home, school, and business use.
  3. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
    They plan, design, build, maintain, and test networks and other data communications systems.
  4. Construction Managers
    They plan and coordinate construction projects, including residential, commercial, and civil (or public works) building.
  5. Market and Survey Researchers
    They collect information about the public.
Top 5 Associate’s Degree or Post-secondary Vocational Award
  1. Registered Nurses
    Provide patients with direct care and help doctors.
  2. Licensed Practical Nurses
    Give patients basic bedside care in hospitals, nursing homes. doctors’ offices, private homes, and other settings.
  3. Computer Support Specialists
    Provide technical assistance to customers by identifying and solving their hardware and software problems.
  4. Insurance Sales Agents
    Help people and companies choose insurance policies that protect their lives, health, and property.
  5. Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
    They are paid to sell other people’s properties, from farms to condos.

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