What majors are currently the most sought after by hiring companies?

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According to a 2016 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Accounting is the most sought after major among employers. In fact, 98 percent of those who responded were willing to hire graduates with a background in accountancy, followed next by Computer Science (97 percent) and then Finance (91 percent).

These findings are also supported by CareerBuilder, whose research has shown that employers are looking to hire graduates with business-related majors, like accounting and finance. In second place are majors in Computer and Information Services while Engineering ranks third.

Interestingly, both surveys shows that employers are less interested in certain types of majors, like the arts, humanities and social sciences. Instead, there is a clear trend towards business and science-related subjects.

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