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Higher Education Hiring: Colleges and Universities are where the jobs are

In stark contrast to national averages, jobs in the higher education sector have risen over 4% through the first half of 2010. This is little comfort for those who were already laid off as a result of budget cuts but based on data compiled by the Department of Education it is evident that there is a marked growth in senior level positions.

Surging enrollment numbers from the unemployed looking to increase their skills have led to a demand for more teaching faculty. These hirings show an increase in teaching positions over the long term hiring trends favoring administrative positions. However they also serve as proof of the attempts by universities to return to their “core” missions of education and research. Though time will show whether these trends will continue, the recent return to almost pre-recessionary levels of hirings and job postings are a positive sign for the future of higher education. Read the full article.