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MIT Students after Graduation

During 2013–2014, 247 employers recruited in MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD). Computer technology companies (18 percent), consulting (15 percent),

financial services (15 percent), engineering (12 percent), and energy (3 percent) were the top five industries participating in on-campus recruiting, accounting for 63 percent of total recruiters.

Undergraduates after Graduation

  • Twenty-one percent of 2014 bachelor's degree graduates found jobs through on-campus recruiting and MIT-sponsored job listings.
  • Nineteen percent had internships that led to a full-time job offer.
  • Nineteen percent found jobs through a career fair.
  • Eighteen percent found jobs through various networking venues, including MIT faculty and administrators, GECD contacts, and professional conferences.
  • Seventy-eight percent of all graduating seniors completed internships while at MIT.

Fifty-seven percent of MIT undergraduates took jobs after graduation; 32 percent went on to graduate school. The top graduate school destinations were MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Boston University, Princeton, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin.

Graduate Students after Graduation

  • Eighty percent of Master’s students graduating from MIT entered the work sector and 12 percent went on to graduate school.
  • While 90 percent of PhD students planned to work after graduation, one percent continued their education. Of those with confirmed employment, 46 percent were postdoctoral positions.
Top Employment Sectors for MIT Graduates
 
Bachelor's
Master's
PhDs
Aerospace/defense 6% 6% 5%
Computer technologies 28% 13% 8%
Consulting 12% 20% 6%
Education 1% 1% 25%
Energy/utilities 6% 3% 4%
Engineering (all fields) 20% 21% 21%
Finance/banking 10% 13% 3%
Health/medicine 6% 2% 7%

The top employers for bachelor’s degree recipients were Google, Oracle, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, Amazon, AthenaHealth, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs, Palantir, and Shell. The top employers for master’s degree recipients were McKinsey, Amazon, Apple, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, Google, Deloitte, MIT, Microsoft, US Air Force, Goldman Sachs, and US Navy. The top employers for doctoral degree recipients were MIT, Harvard, Google, Stanford, McKinsey, UC Berkeley, Exponent, Apple, Exxon, Boston Consulting Group, Harvard Medical School, and Princeton.

 

Average Salaries Earned by MIT Graduates Entering Industry Positions
 
Mean
Median
Bachelor's degree $74,980 $72,500
Master of Science $84,580 $80,000
Master of Engineering $90,505 $100,000
Master of Business Administration $128,807 $125,000
PhD entering postdoctoral positions $65,343 $50,000
PhD entering other positions $110,296 $105,000