Where What and Which Degree is Worth Persuing


WORKFORCE METRICS  
 

MBA Offers

Average pre-MBA salaries, MBA graduate total starting median pay, and percentage increase, top 10 business schools, 2008

  Pre-MBA salaries Median total pay Percentage increase
1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) $60,000 $156,000 160%
2. Northwestern (Kellogg) 56,000 142,000 154
3. Stanford 65,000 165,000 155
4. Harvard 65,000 160,000 146
5. Columbia 50,000 142,500 185
6. Duke (Fuqua) 49,000 128,500 162
7. MIT (Sloan) 55,000 149,000 171
8. University of Chicago 55,000 140,000 155
9. Cornell (Johnson) 50,000 135,000 170
10. Dartmouth (Tuck) 50,000 149,500 199
Source: BusinessSchoolAdmission.com

Talent Gaps
Fastest-growing occupations 2006-2016, the number of additional workers needed, percentage increase and primary source of training required, 2008 update

Employment change
2006-2016

Number (thousands) Percentage increase Postsecondary training
Network systems and data communications 140 53.4 Bachelor’s degree
Personal and home-care aides 389 50.6 Short-term on-the-job training
Home health aides 384 48.7 Short-term on-the-job training
Computer software engineers, applications 226 44.6 Bachelor’s degree
Veterinary technologists and technicians 29 41.0 Associate degree
Personal financial advisors 72 41.0 Bachelor’s degree
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance 1 39.8 Postsecondary vocational award
Medial assistants 148 35.4 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Veterinarians 22 35.0 First professional degree
Substance abuse/behavioral disorder counselors 29 34.3 Bachelor’s degree
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

 

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