Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

October 08, 2014 12:23 ET

Survey Reveals Which Post-Secondary Education Majors Get You a Job-And Which Don't

Engineering and Business Top the List

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 8, 2014) - Express Employment Professionals, the largest franchised staffing company in North America, today released survey findings that reveal which post-secondary education majors make someone the most employable.

The survey revealed that engineering and engineering technologies top the list, with 22 per cent of respondents saying it's the best major for securing employment. Business major is second on the list.

The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "Canada Employed" survey of 22 Express franchises across Canada. Respondents were asked to name "What post-secondary education major makes someone the most employable." Full results are below.

"Engineering is still a good bet for a major, according to our survey," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. "Once again, our findings tell us that if you earn a degree that's associated with a particular skill set, you will do better in the job market.

"I advise people deciding what to study to consider both what they're passionate about and what the market demands. If those intersect, they're in good shape. The most important thing is to be informed about and aware of which degree can give you a competitive advantage, both in the short term and the long term."

What college major makes someone the most employable? 2014
Engineering 22%
Engineering Technologies 22%
Business 17%
Marketing 6%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences 6%
Computer and Information Sciences 6%
Science Technologies 6%

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Rita Mezzanotte at (416) 271-0667.

About Robert A. Funk

Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 700 franchises in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals and Express in Canada

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.5 billion in sales and employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company in the United States and the second largest privately held staffing company in North America. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

Express launched in Canada in July 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown in Canada significantly. There are currently 35 Express franchises in Canada - six in British Columbia, six in Alberta, and 23 in Ontario.

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