Health care, education popular for W.Va. grads - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Health care, education popular for W.Va. grads

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • New criminals added to APB list

    New criminals added to APB list

    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
    (WVVA)- Three new wanted fugitives have been added to our All Points Bulletin list- including a man wanted for first degree murder...More >>
  • Database aids area fight against meth

    Database aids area fight against meth

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
  • Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A study shows that half of all graduates of West Virginia's public colleges and universities who remain in the state were employed in two industries -- health care and education.

The study was published by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

The study found that of the 115,730 college graduates from the previous 10 years, 48 percent were working in West Virginia in 2011.

Among those who chose to remain in the state, 27 percent work in the health care industry and 23 percent were employed in education.

While only about 1.5 percent of the college graduates were employed in mining, their wages were the highest in the study at average of nearly $66,000.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.