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Top 10 Hottest College Degrees

Jul 17, 2007

Getting a good job after college is what earning a degree is all about. If you want to make sure you have the skills that current and future employers need, check out this list of the top 10 hottest college degrees.

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1. Accounting

Accounting is the backbone of business. The decision to earn an accounting degree can be considered a 'safe route' because there are many different types of jobs available in the accounting field. Common employers include commercial banks, public accounting firms, and major corporations.

2. International Business

As businesses become more and more global, experts are needed who understand international laws, regulations, and tax requirements. Majoring in international business may also present an excellent opportunity to study abroad.

3. Computer Science

In today's technologically advanced society, the need for graduates skilled in computer science is greater than ever. Employers are always on the lookout for graduates who are familiar with the latest cutting-edge technologies. Individuals with a computer science degree tend to work as database administrators, systems analysts, and computer scientists, but there are many different employment options in this field.

4. Engineering - Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, or Civil

With continual growth in technology creating advances in every aspect of our lives, engineers remain in demand. Areas such as computer hardware and software, automotive technology, construction, environmental design, and aeronautics will constantly evolve with these demands to improve our lives and society.

5. Marketing

In order to stay competitive, even the most well-established companies need educated marketing professionals, which is why a marketing degree is still one of the hottest degrees among college students. Grads with this degree can work in almost any industry and may even specialize in television, print, or Internet marketing.

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

6. Biomedical Engineering or Bioinformatics

As advances in the biomedical field continue at a lightning-fast pace, there is high demand for professionals who understand the latest biomedical technology.

7. Health Administration

As 'baby boomers' age, nearly all occupations in the health care field will continue to see employment growth. There may be strong demand for individuals who can administer complex health care programs that address the needs of this generation and our growing population. With changes in the U.S. health care system, the need for trained professionals in this field will only continue to grow.

8. Information Technology and Security

Technology continues to grow, and more of our personal, medical, financial, and even national security information is stored online. Consequently, the security and safety of that data is of mounting importance. As new data security threats emerge, this field will only continue to evolve and become a necessity.

9. Finance

Every business, both small and large, needs professionals who can offer advice on increasing financial wealth. With a finance degree, grads will be able to choose from a variety of industries, jobs, and specializations.

10. Human Resources

This career field has experienced strong employment growth and is projected to continue growing over the next decade. Businesses and institutions will always be in need of individuals who know how to manage their number one asset - their employees.

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