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The Online College Labor Market

More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are posted online. This report analyzes the demand for college talent in the job market by examining online job advertisements for college degree-holders by education, occupations, and industries.

Employers have been increasingly utilizing online job boards and employer websites to fill job openings. This report analyzes the online demand for college talent in the job market to find the most in-demand jobs in various occupational fields.

 

  • 80%

    More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are advertised online, compared to 50 percent of job openings for workers with less education.

  • 61%

    Sixty-one percent of online job openings for college grads are in white-collar professional occupations (33%) and STEM (28%) occupations, which together account for 1.1 milion job openings advertised online.

  • The most in-demand white-collar
    professional jobs are: accountants and
    auditors (49,000 ads) and medical / health services managers (47,00) ads.

  • The most in-demand STEM jobs advertised online are: applications software developers (125,000 ads) and computer systems analysts (48,000 ads).

  • Within the healthcare sector, registered
    nurses are the most in-demand. There are 50,000 job ads for nurses with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree.

  • Learn more about our findings: View Full Report

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