STATE COLLEGE, PA--(HR MARKETER)--March 19, 2008--CollegeGrad.com, the #1 Entry Level Job Site, today announced the Top 100 Master's Employers for 2008. Good news for students finishing their master's program: the results of the 2008 Top Entry Level Employers survey reveal that Top Master's Employers plan to increase their master's hiring by an astounding 22% in 2008.
The Top Master's Employers list details the 2008 master's hiring plans for 100 employers nationwide, and is available online at www.CollegeGrad.com/topemployers/masters.shtml. Each employer page also details projections for entry and intern level hiring for the 2008 recruiting year.
Among this year's Top 100 Master's Employers listed by CollegeGrad.com, 59% anticipate hiring more graduates in 2008 than 2007. 28% will hire the same number and 13% will be hiring fewer master's grads than in 2007.
At the top of the list, AmeriCorps plans to hire 1000 master's candidates in 2008. RSM McGladrey/McGladrey Pullen finished at number two with 875 projected hires. Microsoft and Education Management Corporation project hiring 715 and 700 master's candidates respectively, and the Peace Corps rounds out the Top 5 Master's Employers with 420 projected hires. In all, the list accounts for more than 8000 master's hires in 2008.
This year's most sought after master's degrees include Accounting, all Engineering, and Computer Science degrees. Together, the top three majors account for 63% of all master's hiring for 2008. Education and Business Administration are also in the top five master's degrees being hired.
So what's the benefit of hiring master's level candidates?
According to CollegeGrad.com, candidates with master's degrees provide higher qualifications for employment that can be equivalent to as much as two or three years of experience in the field. Added to that, employers also find that master's candidates have a greater level of technical and field expertise that can bolster a company's growth and competitive stance in the industry.
Even with the current decline in economic confidence, a projected 22% increase in master's hiring presents master's level job seekers with a very positive job outlook in 2008.
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 Entry Level Job Site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search. Established in 1995, CollegeGrad.com has been conducting the Top Entry Level Employers Survey since 1997. This is the first year the survey has contained a master's section.
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