According to a new report by Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI), a number of careers will pick up in popularity for new grads in 2016.
These jobs include:
- Administrative services, which includes office administration, employment services, and business support services (an expected 40 percent employment increase for new grads)
- Professional, business, and scientific services, which includes accounting, law, engineering, architecture, marketing, PR, scientific research, and consulting (a forecast of a 38 percent increase in hiring)
- Utilities, including electricity, gas, water, sewage, and air conditioning (an expected 35 percent hike in hiring)
- Wholesale positions (an expected 34 percent employment increase)
- Financial services, including banks, mortgage and loan brokers and providers, security and financial investment providers, mutual funds, and insurance companies (a 28 percent growth forecast)
- Information services, which includes publishing, film, broadcasting, telecommunications, internet services providers, and news outlets (a 24 percent growth forecast)
- Social services and healthcare, which includes working at a hospital or outpatient facility (an expected 24 increase in hiring)
- The transportation industry, which includes air, rail, water, and truck transportation, along with other varied industries, like support activities for transportation, pipelines, and delivery services (a 22 percent expected increase in employment)
Although a number of industries are expected to see increases in employment this year, not all are.
For example, the mining and oil industries are expected to see a 47 percent decline in hiring of new grads over the coming year.
The CERI study used information from over 4,700 employers, along with nearly 200 career service centers.