The big question on every student’s mind during their higher education experience is, “will this get me a job?” According to a new study released this month by the Council of Graduate Schools, the answer is, overwhelmingly, “yes”.
The study, which used interviews of graduates from Professional Science Master’s degree programs -- those programs, which, like ESTEEM, combine advanced training coupled with workplace skills -- found that results for students that resoundingly positive, even in the current tough job market.
Graduates are finding jobs.
78% of survey respondents who graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year were employed. Likewise for 91% of 2010-2011 grads, and 88% of 2011-2012 grads.
Grads are working in their field of study
Those employed reported at a rate of 91% that they were working at a job that is closely or somewhat related to their field of study.
The jobs are full time
A whopping 95% of graduates who were employed said that they were employed full time.
The money is nothing to sneeze at
More than two-thirds (68%) of respondents said they earned over $50,000 per year, and they were overwhelmingly satisfied with the post-graduation job prospects made possible by their degree.
The “real world” experience is the key
About ⅕ of grads found employment through their internship program, and they reported that once in their new job, the training and hands-on experience were of especially high value in their career.
This is just a taste. Check out the complete study (PDF) and see for yourself why a program like ESTEEM is an excellent choice for today’s job market.