JU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including clinical care, the health care services industry, and the home health care industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Very few JU grads go into the acute care hospital industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Those with an education from JU earn an average of $61K.
The most lucrative professionals among JU alumni are Executive Directors; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $93K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $77K and about $72K, respectively, are Directors of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Managers. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accountants — they bring in $51K.
Despite handing out the worst average salary ($62K), Jacksonville, Fla. holds on to its JU student population, and nearly two in five grads continue to reside in the city. JU alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Washington, DC where around $97K is the average pay. Other popular cities for JU alumni include nearby Orlando, Fla. and Boston, Mass.
Among the highest-paid JU alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — they earn close to $107K on average per year. Those with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $42K per year.
JU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and less than ten percent of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Dolphins who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 63 percent more than other alumni ($100K on average). Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of grads as well. To plan for old age, a fair number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Jacksonville University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Hardin graduates, who earn about $61K on average, make a similar amount to JU grads. Other schools similar to JU include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach, Charleston Southern University, and Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach.