Entry-level job site CollegeGrad.com has ranked accounting as the college major most sought after by employers for filling entry-level jobs.
Employers predict that accounting students and graduates will comprise 23 percent of their entry-level hires, 30 percent of internship hires and 24 percent of master's level hires.
According to a survey of more than 500 employers on the site, the top five majors being hired for entry-level positions are accounting, engineering (13 percent), marketing (11 percent), computer science (10 percent) and business administration (9 percent).
In 2008, the site predicts, the Big Four accounting firms will hire nearly 13,000 college grads, most of which will be accounting majors. That number will be further boosted by midsized and smaller accounting firms, banking firms, financial firms, and non-accounting firms that hire accounting majors for in-house positions.
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