New Fields of MBA Employment

A new Millennial Center study conducted online for American Express by Harris Interactive, reveals that two-thirds (68 percent) of recent grads and students are either unemployed or they are working at a job that is not in their preferred field of employment.  According to another study, by CareerBuilder, 54% of workers who were laid off in the last year and found new jobs entered different fields from where they had previously worked.

These studies suggest many people are finding jobs in new and alternative fields of employment. While Military MBAs should be open to new fields of employment, they should also chose both their MBA degree programs and areas of emphasis carefully. You don’t want to limit yourself or paint yourself into a corner.

Give consideration to dual degrees and find application for your MBA in other career fields that are hiring. A diversified approach to employment will allow you to pursue opportunities with, and outside of, traditional employers that hire MBA grads such as investment bankers and consultant firms. This will make you more employable. Your military skills, leadership background and experiences will also help you standout during your search for jobs as you advance your MBA career.

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