Specific Skills Make Liberal Arts Graduates More Marketable | Burning Glass Technologies

We’ve had a lot of interest in our liberal arts research following today’s story in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and CEO Matthew Sigelman’s oped for Inside Higher Ed. Our research has consistently shown that employers value the “soft skills” that a liberal arts education provides, but that they also need specific technical skills. So liberal arts graduates who add skills in fields like marketing, social media, programming, or other fields can significantly improve their chances in the job market.

Here are two slides that show what we’ve found by examining millions of job postings:

A liberal arts degree combined with specific skills carries a $6,000 salary premium

Specific skills make liberal arts graduates more marketable

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