5 fields hiring the most 2012 bachelor's-degree grads?!

  1. " ...According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' January 2013 Salary Survey, the following five sectors reported the highest number of new graduates with bachelor's degrees entering the field:..."

    By Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder Writer


    Another source giving people the WRONG idea that nursing is at the top for fields that hire new graduates. Let us all contact this writer and let her know how things really are, shall we? The National Association of Colleges and Employers' - Hmmm, follow the money honey...

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  3. by   RNsRWe
    It may very well be true; in that case, it would really just demonstrate how horrible a job market it is for ANY new grad in ANY field.

    After all, "healthcare" is a pretty broad term; MD's and DO's don't enter the field with just a Bachelor's. So, therefore, it would make the most likely candidate for entering healthcare with a Bachelor's be---a nurse.
  4. by   llg
    I believe the information is probably true -- as true as such information can be said to be "true." There probably ARE more nurses hired each year than in most other fields. The problem for new grad RN's is that there are so many people graduating to compete against for those jobs. Look at the sizes of most graduating classes -- and the number of nursing programs. The numbers of new graduates is huge.

    Yes, there are lots of jobs for new grads in nursing -- but there are even more new grads competing for them.
  5. by   stablesystole
    The article is either unfocused or missing the point with respect to nurses. The article is essentially telling all the screwups who wasted tens of thousands getting their degrees in worthless majors like art where they might actually get hired. It may also technically be true that healthcare hires tons of Bachelors new grads, but healthcare actually hires relevant degrees and has standards. The two points are unconnected and the author is apparently ignorant of that fact.