Grad Job Hunt

Physician's Money Digest, April15 2004, Volume 11, Issue 7

US News &World Report

There is some good news for thesoon-to-graduate college student enteringthe job market, according to , but it still remains anemployer's market. Top salaries are in therange of $47,000 to $56,000 for thosewith engineering degrees, particularlymechanical and electrical engineers.Other areas in a similar salary rangeinvolve degrees in business administration,economics and finance, accounting,marketing, computer science, and informationsystems. The hottest jobs aremainly in technical fields including healthcare, computer-aided design, and electronicpublishing. Physician-parents lookingto impart some job-hunting wisdomshould remind their children that experienceis critical. An excellent place for studentsto get experience is through aninternship; 40% of interns are later hiredby their employers.