Sunday, May 11, 2008

Top 10 Jobs for the Class of 2008

Summer is almost here and the college graduation season is in full swing. Students everywhere are wrapping up their semesters and taking center stage, diplomas in hand.

CBCamppus offers this list of the "top" 10 jobs for the class of 2008. This list is based on salaries, job growth and job creation information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1. Financial analyst
Major: Business administration
Median annual salary: $66,590*;Projected job growth: 34 percent; Jobs created:75,000

2. Computer systems analysts
Major: Information sciences and systems
Median annual salary: $69,760; Projected job growth: 29%; Jobs created:146,000

3. Computer systems software engineers
Major: Computer science
Median annual salary: $85,370;Projected job growth: 28%;Jobs created: 99,000;

4. Accountants
Major: Accounting
Median annual salary: $54,630; Projected job growth: 18%; Jobs created: 226,000

5. Civil engineers
Major: Engineering
Median annual salary: $68,600; Projected job growth: 18%; Jobs created: 46,000

6. Marketing managers
Major: Advertising or journalism
Median annual salary: $98,720; Projected job growth: 14%; Jobs created: 24,000

7. Financial managers
Major: Finance
Median annual salary: $90,970; Projected job growth: 13%; Jobs created: 64,000

8. Chemical engineers
Major: Engineering
Median annual salary: $78,860; Projected job growth: 8%; Jobs created: 2,400

9. Electrical engineers
Major: Engineering
Median annual salary: $75,930; Projected job growth: 6%; Jobs created: 9,600

10. Mechanical engineers
Major: Engineering
Median annual salary: $69,850; Projected job growth: 4%; Jobs created: 9,400

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