Friday, November 11, 2011

Jobs That Pay

In a recent edition of Rick Reagan’s “Money in Your Pocket” segment on News Channel 9 morning news show, Rick Reagan talks about career fields that are in demand (  In this segment he compares the number of students getting degrees in Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Math and Science with those in Visual and Performing Arts, Psychology, and Communication & Journalism.  From the 1984-1985 time frame to the 2008-2009 time frame, the number of graduates in the first group has remained steady or declined, while the second group has more than doubled.  This has led to a significant increase in demand for graduates with these degrees, especially in chemical engineering.  Graduates in the second group (the right-hand three bars in the graph) are having significantly more trouble getting jobs after graduation in addition to experiencing lower starting salaries.

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The programs at SUNY-ESF in the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department provide chemical-engineering based programs in Paper Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering.  Graduates from these programs are in high demand with starting salaries averaging $65,000 to $70,000.  Our students are being placed in positions all over the United States.

Please see our website at for more information about out programs and feel free to contact us for more information.