More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or better are posted online, compared to less than 50 percent of job openings for workers with less education*, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
The report analyzes the demand for college talent in the job market by examining online job advertisements for college degree-holders by education requirement, occupation, industry, and state.
Sixty-one percent of online job openings for college graduates are in white-collar professional occupations (33%) and STEM occupations (28%), which together account for over 1.1 million job openings posted online of the 1.9 million total online job openings for college graduates:
- Managerial and professional office (606,000 ads)
- STEM (507,000 ads)
- Sales and office support (254,000 ads)
- Healthcare professional and technical (200,000 ads)
- Education (101,000 ads)
- Community services and the arts (94,000 ads)
- Food and personal services (43,000 ads)
- Blue-collar (40,000 ads)
- Social science (8,000 ads)
- Healthcare support (5,000 ads)
“As the economy continues to recover from the recession, employers are looking for college graduates who can fill jobs in STEM, management, and professional fields,” said Tamara Jayasundera, a co-author of the report.
As seen in online job ads, the most in-demand white-collar professional jobs are:
- Accountants and auditors (50,000 ads)
- Medical/health services managers (47,000 ads)
The most in-demand STEM jobs advertised online are: