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Summer 2013
Vol. 57, Number 2
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College to career: Projected job openings in occupations that typically require a bachelor's degree


Which occupations are expected to have the most jobs for college graduates? U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment projections shed light on occupations likely to have many opportunities for jobseekers who have a degree.

BLS has classified more than 150 occupations that typically require a bachelor's degree for entry. Between 2010 and 2020, these occupations are projected to have more than 8.5 million job openings. Occupations related to three groups—business, education, and computer science—account for many of these jobs.

Keep reading to learn more about prospects for moving from college to career. The first section describes unemployment and earnings by college major. The second section talks about projected job openings in occupations that typically require a bachelor's degree. The third section explains how to use this information to plan a career. And the final section gives sources for exploring further.


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Last Updated: June 25, 2013