Top Employers Plan to Increase Master’s-Level Hiring by 22 Percent

<strong>State College, Pa. &mdash; March 19</strong><br />, an entry-level job site, announced the Top 100 Master&#39;s Employers for 2008. Good news for students finishing their master&#39;s programs: The results of the 2008 Top Entry-Level Employers survey reveal that Top Master&#39;s Employers plan to increase their master&#39;s hiring by 22 percent in 2008.<br /><br />The Top Master&#39;s Employers list details the 2008 master&#39;s hiring plans for 100 employers nationwide and is available online. Each employer page also details projections for entry- and intern-level hiring for the 2008 recruiting year.<br /><br />Among this year&#39;s Top 100 Master&#39;s Employers listed by, 59 percent anticipate hiring more graduates in 2008 than 2007. Twenty-eight percent will hire the same number and 13 percent will be hiring fewer master&#39;s grads than in 2007.<br /><br />At the top of the list, Americorps plans to hire 1,000 master&#39;s candidates in 2008. RSM McGladrey/McGladrey & Pullen finished at No. 2, with 875 projected hires. Microsoft and Education Management Corp. project hiring 715 and 700 master&#39;s candidates respectively, and the Peace Corps rounds out the Top 5 Master&#39;s Employers with 420 projected hires. In all, the list accounts for more than 8,000 master&#39;s hires in 2008.<br /><br />This year&#39;s most sought after master&#39;s degrees include accounting, all engineering and computer science degrees. Together, the top three majors account for 63 percent of all master&#39;s hiring for 2008. Education and business administration are also in the top five master&#39;s degrees being hired.<br /><br />According to, candidates with master&#39;s degrees…



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