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High Paying Jobs Affected by Wage Growth, Graduate Degree [REPORT]

The SoFi Quarterly Career Trends Report takes a look at job market and compensation trends from the past quarter and helps professionals understand how this data may impact their careers going forward. Heading into the second half of 2015, wages continue to lag behind job creation, making it difficult for job-seekers to find high paying jobs. If your goal is salary progression, you should enter the market with caution.

Here are some highlights from the report:

*Unemployment is at its lowest level in seven years.

*Prospective job-seekers should consider number of job listings rather than unemployment rates when evaluating metropolitan areas.

*Wage growth remained flat quarter over quarter, but data may be misleading.

*Prospective graduate students can use a new metric, return on education or ROEd, to gauge the effectiveness of investing in a graduate program.

Want to get a closer look at the data and learn what it means for your career path? Get the full SoFi Career Trends Report Q2 2015.

ABOUT Bob Park Bob Park was the Head of Career Strategy & Professional Development, working with the company's borrowers to help with job placement and career management at SoFi. He has worked with post graduate talent for more than twelve years, and was formerly Assistant Dean of Career Management at the Simon School of Business.

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