Back to school seven areas

Struggling to find work? Seven areas to study that will help

There are millions of people still struggling to find a job in a post-recession society. If you have been struggling to find employment, then it may be a good idea to head back to study. If you choose the correct field, then it should take you no time to find a job after obtaining your degree. These are the seven areas of study that will help you get a better job.

Computer Science
According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, just under 70 percent of computer science graduates have a job offer when they graduate. If you have a love for computers, then it may be a good idea to look into this high paying career.


Accounting
Just over 60 percent of accounting graduates have a job offer when they graduate. Accounting is a great degree to pursue because it is always a highly demanded profession. Job security and high pay are two highly desirable traits in a profession, and that is exactly what you get with an accounting degree.

Nursing
The country is always in the need of highly trained nurses, so you should never have a problem obtaining a job. Getting an online masters of science in nursing will allow you to maintain your current job while securing your future. After obtaining the degree, you will be able to work for almost any hospital you desire.

Economics
Economics is the final area of study that has over 60 percent of its graduates obtaining a job offer at graduation. If you have a deep love of business and numbers, then this is the area of study for you.

Social Work
There is nothing more rewarding than helping other people, and that is exactly what you will be doing every day with a social work degree. The pay may not be as high as the other degrees on this list, but there is always a shortage of quality social workers.

Mathematics
Mathematicians not only receive a high starting pay, but they experience amazing salary growth throughout their career. Salaries for mathematicians nearly double after obtaining only a few years of experience.

Engineering
Just under 60 percent of engineer students obtain a job offer after graduation. Engineering is such a diverse field of study that you should have no trouble following your dreams. Civic and environmental engineering are two of the fastest growing career fields in the country today.

A degree is more important than ever to get a high quality job. If you go back to school to study in one of these seven fields, then you should have great pay and job security for the rest of your life.

Do you think any areas of study have been missed off this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.

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