- LinkedIn this week posted the nation's most popular industries and workplaces for new college graduates, based upon reporting from the site's database of user data on jobs earned and salaries.
- Jobs in customer service and business were among the most popular career starters for many graduates, as account manager, software engineer, business analyst, customer service representative and administrative assistant rounded out the top five, with median salaries ranging from $35,000 to $80,000 annually.
- Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Amazon and Oracle comprised the most popular places for postgraduate, entry-level work.
These jobs and industries are a unique reminder of the hierarchy of industries in America, which may soon be disrupted by changes in the nation's political balance of power, continuing infusion of technology, and the global marketplace. As more countries look to partner with other developed nations to increased industrial opportunities for graduates, institutions here in the US should look to bolster current partnerships with countries like Brazil and China to create more pipelines for student exchange and postgraduate work opportunities.
States and cities are in flux with industries which do not match the programs of strength at their colleges and universities. This demands for institutions to be more in touch with industrial needs, and to interface with industrial leaders about creating credentialing or job training opportunities that won't leave students and graduates behind.