Human resource executives recommend that college graduates pursue engineering, health care and computer science degrees.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that computer science will be one of the fastest growing occupations during the next 10 years.
The health sector is expected to add more jobs than any other industry – three million new salary and wage jobs by 2016.
Engineering is expected to grow 11 percent by 2016, with specialized engineers growing even more.
A survey of 150 human resource executives, by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, showed those to be the most recommended fields of study, but little optimism surfaced for career paths in human resources, law and marketing/advertising.
Industrial engineers are projected to increase by 20 percent, environmental engineers by 25 percent, and biomedical engineers by 21 percent.