The Skills Gap

In mid 2016 there were a record 5.8 million unfilled job openings. The large number of openings was the result of a skills gap even with a very low 4.7% unemployment rate. Not enough job applicants had the skills needed – an opportunity for a career change for you.

More from Graduate Survey

According to Sokanu, degree programs posting high levels of satisfaction were
Women’s Studies, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology,
Applied Mathematics and Philosophy and Religious Studies. Degrees in
Operations Logistics and E-commerce, Medical Assisting, Automotive Repair,
Medical Administration and Accounting placed as the least satisfying degree programs.


Online career support company Sokanu surveyed 22,000 college graduates.
The results: jobs most in-demand and high-paying among employers are among
the least popular among college students, and degrees with the lowest levels
of earning potential are attracting the greatest number of students.

It’s an immense opportunity!

Technical Skills Employers Are Looking For

Many employers are looking for very specific technical skills. It is often difficult to know exactly what those demanded skills are. O*Net lists a comprehensive list of over 150 very specific skills such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Google Analytics, tax software, Python, MEDITECH software. Source: O*Net Hot Tech