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Outcomes: Careers

2010
Number: 
73%
Label: 
Class of 2009 pursuing a career
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From the Career Services Follow-Up Survey, Class of 2009

The following information was obtained from the Career Services Follow-Up Survey for the class of 2009, conducted during the 5-7 months following graduation. For more information, see the Executive Summary Archive.

Top Career Industries

The top 10 career industries represented by the class of 2009 for those employed full-time. Career industry represents the type of employer each graduate works for. This year, 74% of respondents to this question are represented in the top 10 industries.

RANK FIELD % OF RESPONDENTS # OF RESPONDENTS
1 Education 25% 50
2 Social/Human Services 7% 15
3 Government/Public Administration 7% 14
4 Consulting 6% 12
4 Finance/Banking 6% 12
4 Health Care 6% 12
7 Sports and Recreation 5% 10
8 Technology 4% 9
8 Food and Beverage 4% 9
10 Retail/Wholesale 4% 8

Top Career Functions

This year, graduates were asked about their specific job function, in addition to the type of employer they work for. The top 10 job functions for the class, representing 66% of respondents, are listed below.

RANK JOB FUNCTION % OF RESPONDENTS # OF RESPONDENTS
1 Teaching/Coaching/Training 20% 40
2 Administration/Management 8% 16
3 Research/Analysis 7% 15
4 Sales 7% 14
5 Financial Services 6% 13
6 Social Services 5% 11
7 Legal Services 3% 7
7 Health Services 3% 7
7 Customer Service 3% 7
10 Marketing/Brand Management 2% 4