BETHLEHEM, PA—Education services employers were the top employer for liberal arts graduates from the Class of 2013, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
NACE’s January 2014 Salary Survey—the final report on starting salaries for the college Class of 2013—found that these liberal arts majors primarily filled teaching positions in institutions ranging from elementary to postsecondary schools.
Federal, state, and local government agencies also accounted for a large portion of the jobs secured by Class of 2013 liberal arts grads, hiring them for positions such as managers, bailiffs, and correctional and police officers.
Also among the top employers for 2013 liberal arts graduates were those in healthcare and social assistance (counselors, and human resources and social workers); professional, scientific, and technical services (market research analysts, marketing specialists, paralegals, and legal assistants); and information (artists, writers, authors, and editors).
As a group, liberal arts graduates received starting salaries that averaged $38,045.
An executive summary of the January 2014 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.
NACE’s first report on starting salaries for the college Class of 2014 will be published in April.
About Salary Survey: Salary Survey reports starting salaries for new college graduates in more than 90 disciplines at the bachelor’s-degree level. Data contained in the report are reported by employers, represent accepted starting salaries (not salary offers), and are produced through a compilation of data derived from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and a master set of data developed by Job Search Intelligence. Data for the January 2014 Salary Survey report were retrieved in November 2013. Salary Survey is published in January, April, and September.
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