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Survey names accounting most desirable major for the new year

January 4, 2011

Good news for this year’s batch of accounting graduates. Those receiving a degree in 2011 are expected to fare best in the current job market, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Sixty-two percent of employers approached for the professional placement association’s Job Outlook 2011 survey said they would like to hire accounting majors. Coming in second was finance, with 57 percent. Other fields that garnered top responses were business, computer science and engineering.

The full NACE report is available for purchase here (or free for NACE members).

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