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Top 5 Careers for the Class of 2011

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Each year, the Simmons College Career Education Center (CEC) conducts the Graduate Employment Survey, which tracks the employment status and career paths of recent Simmons baccalaureate graduates. According to the Class of 2009 data, nearly 90% of respondents employed full-time are in a position or field related to their major. A majority of those found their job within six months of graduation.

What does this mean for the Class of 2011?

According to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the overall job outlook for May 2011 graduates is optimistic. Employers reported plans to hire 13.5% more new grads from the Class of 2011 than they did from the Class of 2010. In addition, another study found that hiring at the bachelor's level is expected to rise nearly 10% (vs. 3% across all hiring segments).

That's good news for this year's graduating seniors. So, where are the jobs? I asked CEC Associate Director Doug Eisenhart where he thinks Simmons grads are most likely to find employment.

Here are the top five fields: