June 12, 2015 by Emsi Burning Glass
Emsi Burning Glass analyzed millions of online job postings from the past 12 months and found that by coupling technical skills with a liberal arts education, you can nearly double the jobs available to graduates, while also offering an average salary premium of $6,000.
Emsi Burning Glass identified eight technical skill sets:
All of which can be acquired with through coursework, such as a minor or internships. According to a recent report from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce, liberal arts graduates have an average unemployment rate (9.7%) that is 2.7% higher than the average rate for all graduates (7%).
By developing one of these technical skill sets, liberal arts graduates can enhance their competitiveness and have the opportunity to increase their salary.
All information was compiled using Labor/Insight – a new web-based tool that puts our real-time labor market data at the fingertips of education and workforce professionals who wish to keep their programs at the leading edge of employment trends.