The Class of 2016: Who Hired Them Into What Jobs

Good news for current students. A look back at the 1.8MM graduates that comprised the Class of 2016 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows companies hired 5.2% more new grads than in 2015 while starting salaries rose 3.8% to $52,569. As reported by LinkedIn, here’s a look at some of the data that helped drive these numbers:

Top 10 companies hiring the most US Grads:

  1. Deloitte
  2. E&Y
  3. PWC
  4. Amazon
  5. Oracle
  6. Accenture
  7. Target
  8. JP Morgan
  9. Insight Global
  10. Lockheed Martin

Top 10 most popular entry level jobs and median salaries:

  1. Account Manager $50,000
  2. Software Engineer $80,000
  3. Business Analyst $59,000
  4. Customer Service Rep $35,000
  5. Administrative Assistant $39,500
  6. Recruiter $39,200
  7. Consultant $73,000
  8. Investment Banking Analyst $85,000
  9. Graphic Designer $36,000
  10. Staff Accountant $50,000

As winter break approaches, early indications show the Class of 2017 should continue to benefit from a strong market for new grads but don’t become complacent.  To ensure a successful transition from campus to a career make sure you have a well-thought-out strategy. It’s the key in finding a post-graduation role that reflects your purpose and passion!