Survey Reveals Which College Majors Get You a Job - And Which Don’t

Express Employment Professionals released survey findings today that reveal which college majors make someone the most employable.

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, released survey findings today that reveal which college majors make someone the most employable.

The survey revealed that business tops the list, with more than a quarter of respondents saying it's the best major for securing employment. Engineering, accounting, nursing and computer and information sciences also make the top five. Compared to last year, engineering increased in popularity by four percentage points, while computer and information sciences saw an eight percentage point decline.

The findings come from the 2014 edition of the Express "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey. Respondents were asked, "What college major makes someone the most employable?" Full results for both 2014 and 2013 are below.

"Business is still a good bet for a college major, according to our survey," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. "Once again, our findings tell us that if you earn a degree that's associated with a particular skill set, you will do better in the job market.

"I advise people deciding what to study to consider both what they're passionate about and what the market demands. If those intersect, they're in good shape. The most important thing is to be informed about and aware of which degree can give you a competitive advantage, both in the short term and the long term."

What college major makes someone the most employable?

2014 vs. 2013

Business 27% vs. 26%
Engineering 20% vs. 16%
Accounting 14% vs. 14%
Nursing 6% vs. 3%
Computer and Information Sciences 5% vs. 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5% vs. 2%
Engineering Technologies 4% vs. 3%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences 3% vs. 8%
Marketing 3% vs. 3%
Education 1% vs. 1%
Math and Statistics 1% vs. 1%
Science Technologies 1% vs. 1%
Communications Technologies 0% vs. 1%
Finance 0% vs. 3%

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 717-5966.

About Robert A. Funk

Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 700 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.5 billion in sales and employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.


Sherry Kast
Express Employment Professionals
+1 (405) 717-5966


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