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Friday, August 29, 2014

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WCC Grads Have a Bright Future in the Job Market

The number of students receiving associate degrees from WCC has increased almost 20 percent in the last five years. The job prospects for these and future WCC graduates are great, according to a recent report from Michigan State University.

The MSU report said that job growth for graduates with associate degrees should exceed the rate for those with advanced degrees during the coming year. That’s good news for WCC graduates, who earned more than 1,300 degrees and 2,100 certificates this past academic year.

Employers nationwide are expected to increase hiring by 31 percent for people with associate degrees, compared to 5 percent for bachelor’s degrees and 8 percent for doctorates, according to MSU’s annual Recruiting Trends report.

The job growth for two-year degree holders is expected to be especially strong in applied engineering, health care technology, business, and computer science, according to the report.

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