Career Center Releases Class of 2021 First Destination Report

Career Center Releases Class of 2021 First Destination Report

Student in cap and gown holding arms out after graduating

Popular industries for post-graduation employment remain healthcare and financial services, with 30 percent of Fairfield's responding class members entering graduate programs in 2021-22.

The Career Center has released its 2021 First Destination Report, formerly called the Post-Graduation Report, a summary of post-graduation activities based on surveys completed by Fairfield graduates within six months of graduation.

An impressive 98 percent of the Class of 2021 has either secured full-time professional employment, admission to graduate degree programs, or participation in volunteer service programs according to this year's survey, which was completed by roughly 78 percent of the 952 members of the class. 

The average salary for employed students from the Class of 2021 is $62,719 (excluding bonuses), a slight increase from last year. In order, these industries had the highest average salaries: manufacturing, engineering, nursing, consulting, and financial services.

Similar to national trends, the majority of job placements were in the healthcare/nursing and financial services industries for Fairfield's 2021 graduates. Other popular industries where graduates found jobs include communication/marketing, science/biotech/technology, and consumer products. 30.5 percent of the Class of 2021 gained admission into graduate school, with just over half of those pursuing graduate degrees in business.

The full First Destination Report for the Class of 2021 can be viewed here. For past reports from 2013 through 2021, please visit the Career Center website at fairfield.edu/careercenter.

First Destination Report for the Class of 2021

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