NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It might seem like the dog days of summer, but for many college students, the fall term starts next month. And that means getting serious about which area to major in, especially if you want job prospects after graduation.
The good news is hiring is on an upswing and the outlook is the best since 2007. Starting salaries are also on the rise. And while employers in the health care and information technology industries are two areas where hiring is hot, there are plenty of other sectors hiring. The trouble is picking the right major to prepare for one of these growing industries.
CareerBuilder.com listed the 11 most in-demand college majors. Check out which majors made the list and what types of jobs the degree will prepare you for after graduation.
11. Education and Teaching
Approximately 7% of employers named education as a sought after major, according to CareerBuilder.
Someone who majors in education and teaching learns "instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services," according to Careers.org.
Besides a job as a teacher, which can span grade level and specialization, those with education and teaching degrees can also become interpreters and translators, coaches and scouts, and administrative executives.