Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Survey: Engineering Majors Most Employable

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Survey: Engineering Majors Most Employable

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Engineering majors are the most employable college graduates, according to a survey released by Oklahoma City- based Express Employment Professionals.

The survey included 134 Express franchisees across the nation. Respondents were asked, "Which college major makes someone the most employable?"

Engineering was the most popular response, at 17 percent, followed by accounting, 15 percent; business, 14 percent; and computer and information services, 9 percent. No respondent chose education or finance. In a similar 2014 Express survey, business topped the list, followed by engineering.

Not all respondents felt strongly about a single college major, though. The most popular response, at 22 percent, was "doesn't matter," indicating that they may place greater value on soft skills such as work ethic, attitude, and accountability than on degrees or certifications alone. …

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