College major may not matter to employers if students completed higher education

Regardless of their college major, students who have at least a bachelor's degree will see more employment opportunities.
Regardless of their college major, students who have at least a bachelor's degree will see more employment opportunities.

According to a recent study by Michigan State University, as long as students posses a college degree, it might not matter which major they studied.

As employment for college graduates is expected to increase this year, about 40 percent of surveyed professionals said they would look for job candidates from all majors, focusing more on the skills and the talents they possess rather than their academic discipline.

Although people who have finished higher education will see more employment opportunities this year, the university has found that individuals who can compete the best in the job market are those who are focused, directed and connected. This means that students should network through family, friends and professionals and start the job hunt as early as possible. Employment-seekers should also be flexible and prepared to say what skills they can offer a company.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals who earn at least a bachelor's degree will see higher salaries and more employment opportunities than those who have only a high school diploma.

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