Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed nearly 60,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors, as well as among those with different personality types.

Careerists are attracted to the employers they perceive as most prestigious. Entrepreneurs seek fast-growing employers with creative and dynamic work environments. Explorers want challenging work and a variety of assignments. Work-life balance is a priority for Harmonizers, while high salaries and future prospects matter most to Hunters. Idealists want employers with high ethical standards and a friendly work environment. Leaders are seeking opportunities to direct and manage teams.

Note: Rankings are based on a survey of 59,643 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2011 to March 2012. The slide order was determined by 20,269 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2011; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Ranks include ties.Rank by personality type is for business students only. Estimated annual pay, provided by PayScale, is for employees with bachelors degrees only and fewer than five years of work experience. Employee headcount provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked in the top 100 (fields of study) or top 50 (personality types). Data: Universum

Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed nearly 60,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors, as well as among those with different personality types.

Careerists are attracted to the employers they perceive as most prestigious. Entrepreneurs seek fast-growing employers with creative and dynamic work environments. Explorers want challenging work and a variety of assignments. Work-life balance is a priority for Harmonizers, while high salaries and future prospects matter most to Hunters. Idealists want employers with high ethical standards and a friendly work environment. Leaders are seeking opportunities to direct and manage teams.

Note: Rankings are based on a survey of 59,643 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2011 to March 2012. The slide order was determined by 20,269 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2011; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Ranks include ties.Rank by personality type is for business students only. Estimated annual pay, provided by PayScale, is for employees with bachelors degrees only and fewer than five years of work experience. Employee headcount provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked in the top 100 (fields of study) or top 50 (personality types). Data: Universum

Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Fifty Most Popular Employers for College Students

Google, Apple Tops With Business Students
Google, Apple Tops With Business Students

Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed nearly 60,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors, as well as among those with different personality types.

Careerists are attracted to the employers they perceive as most prestigious. Entrepreneurs seek fast-growing employers with creative and dynamic work environments. Explorers want challenging work and a variety of assignments. Work-life balance is a priority for Harmonizers, while high salaries and future prospects matter most to Hunters. Idealists want employers with high ethical standards and a friendly work environment. Leaders are seeking opportunities to direct and manage teams.

Note: Rankings are based on a survey of 59,643 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2011 to March 2012. The slide order was determined by 20,269 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2011; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Ranks include ties.Rank by personality type is for business students only. Estimated annual pay, provided by PayScale, is for employees with bachelors degrees only and fewer than five years of work experience. Employee headcount provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked in the top 100 (fields of study) or top 50 (personality types). Data: Universum

Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
1. Google
1. Google
2011 Rank: 1
Total Employees: 32,467
Business: Internet search and online advertising
Estimated Annual Pay: $75,300

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 4 (-2)
IT: 1 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 8(+1)
Humanities: 4 (+1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 4 (+2)
Entrepreneur: 1 (NC)
Explorer: 1 (NC)
Harmonizer: 1 (NC)
Hunter: 1 (NC)
Idealist: 2 (NC)
Leader: 1 (NC)
Photograph by Jerome Brunet/Zuma Press
2. Apple
2. Apple
2011 Rank: 2
Total Employees: 60,400
Business: Technology and computers
Estimated Annual Pay: $50,400 (excluding retail)

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 6 (-1)
IT: 3 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 10 (+1)
Humanities: 6 (+2)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 8 (+1)
Entrepreneur: 2 (NC)
Explorer: 2 (+2)
Harmonizer: 2 (NC)
Hunter: 3 (+1)
Idealist: 6 (+1)
Leader: 2 (NC)
Source: City of Cupertino via Bloomberg
3. Walt Disney
3. Walt Disney
2011 Rank: 3
Total Employees: 156,000
Business: Media and entertainment
Estimated Annual Pay: $42,000

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 9 (NC)
IT: 9 (-2)
Natural Sciences: 5 (NC)
Humanities: 1 (NC)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 11 (+2)
Entrepreneur: 3 (NC)
Explorer: 3 (+5)
Harmonizer: 3 (+1)
Hunter: 8 (+1)
Idealist: 3 (+2)
Leader: 4 (+3)
Photograph by Reed Saxon /AP Photo
4. Ernst & Young
4. Ernst & Young
2011 Rank: 4
Total Employees: 27,000
Business: Advisory, audit, tax, transaction services
Estimated Annual Pay: $58,200

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 48 (NC)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: 86 (+10)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 3 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 8 (+1)
Explorer: 4 (-1)
Harmonizer: 4 (-1)
Hunter: 5 (-3)
Idealist: 1 (NC)
Leader: 3 (NC)
Photograph by Ian Langsdon/EPA/Landov
5. Deloitte
5. Deloitte
2011 Rank: 6
Total Employees: 45,730
Business: Audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services
Estimated Annual Pay: $63,800

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 82 (+2)
IT: 28 (-2)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: 63 (+23)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 5 (-1)
Entrepreneur: 9 (-1)
Explorer: 8 (-2)
Harmonizer: 5 (+1)
Hunter: 6 (+1)
Idealist: 4 (NC)
Leader: 5 (-1)
Photograph by Suzanne Dechillo/The New York Times/Redux
6. J.P. Morgan
6. J.P. Morgan
2011 Rank: 7
Total Employees: 261,453
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $46,700

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 87 (-1)
IT: 33 (-4)
Natural Sciences: 54 (+7)
Humanities: 42 (+12)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 2 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 5 (+1)
Explorer: 4 (+1)
Harmonizer: 9 (NC)
Hunter: 4 (+2)
Idealist: 8 (NC)
Leader: 6 (+2)
Photograph by Peter Morgan/Corbis
7. Nike
7. Nike
2011 Rank: 8
Total Employees: 38,000
Business: Footwear, apparel, sports equipment
Estimated Annual Pay: $33,900

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 30 (+4)
IT: 35 (-7)
Natural Sciences: 12 (+6)
Humanities: 14 (NC)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 16 (+6)
Entrepreneur: 4 (+3)
Explorer: 7 (+3)
Harmonizer: 7 (+1)
Hunter: 10 (NC)
Idealist: 9 (NC)
Leader: 9 (NC)
Photograph by Imaginechina/AP Images
8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
2011 Rank: 5
Total Employees: 168,710
Business: Accounting, tax, and advisory services
Estimated Annual Pay: $58,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 42 (-7)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 6 (-1)
Entrepreneur: 11 (-1)
Explorer: 9 (-2)
Harmonizer: 6 (-1)
Hunter: 7 (-2)
Idealist: 5 (-2)
Leader: 7 (-2)
Photograph by Jonathan Alcorn/Landov
9. Goldman Sachs
9. Goldman Sachs
2011 Rank: 10
Total Employees: 32,400
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $81,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 79 (-6)
IT: 38 (-11)
Natural Sciences: 92 (NC)
Humanities: 50 (+9)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 1 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 7 (-3)
Explorer: 6 (-4)
Harmonizer: 12 (-2)
Hunter: 2 (+1)
Idealist: 11 (NC)
Leader: 8 (-2)
Photograph by Ari Mintz/MCT/Zuma Press
10. KPMG
10. KPMG
2011 Rank: 9
Total Employees: 145,000
Business: Audit, tax, and advisory services
Estimated Annual Pay: $57,700

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 56 (-4)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 9 (-1)
Entrepreneur: 16 (-2)
Explorer: 10 (+2)
Harmonizer: 8 (-1)
Hunter: 9 (-1)
Idealist: 7 (-1)
Leader: 10 (NC)

Photograph by Paul Langrock/Zenit/laif/Redux
11. Coca-Cola
11. Coca-Cola
2011 Rank: 14
Total Employees: 146,200
Business: Soft drinks
Estimated Annual Pay: $45,900

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 54 (-2)
IT: 39 (-6)
Natural Sciences: 42 (-5)
Humanities: 26 (-5)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 22 (+8)
Entrepreneur: 12 (+1)
Explorer: 12 (+15)
Harmonizer: 11 (+2)
Hunter: 15 (+1)
Idealist: 10 (+3)
Leader: 12 (+7)
Photograph by ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press
12. Facebook
12. Facebook
2011 Rank: 12
Total Employees: 3,200
Business: Social network
Estimated Annual Pay: $61,500

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 56 (-21)
IT: 4 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 31 (-7)
Humanities: 11 (-1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 20 (-1)
Entrepreneur: 6 (-1)
Explorer: 12 (+3)
Harmonizer: 10 (+2)
Hunter: 12 (+1)
Idealist: 13 (-1)
Leader: 13 (-1)
Photograph by Jasper Sanidad/O plus A via Bloomberg
13. FBI
13. FBI
2011 Rank: 11
Total Employees: 35,664
Business: Law enforcement
Estimated Annual Pay: $52,900

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 26 (-9)
IT: 11 (+2)
Natural Sciences: 11 (-1)
Humanities: 8 (-1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 14 (-2)
Entrepreneur: 23 (+8)
Explorer: 20 (-11)
Harmonizer: 15 (-4)
Hunter: 17 (-3)
Idealist: 12 (-2)
Leader: 15 (-4)
Photograph by Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection
14. Microsoft
14. Microsoft
2011 Rank: 13
Total Employees: 90,000
Business: Software and computer technology
Estimated Annual Pay: $89,400

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 11 (-5)
IT: 2 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 27 (+3)
Humanities: 21 (-3)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 26 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 14 (-2)
Explorer: 21 (-1)
Harmonizer: 13 (+1)
Hunter: 14 (+1)
Idealist: 19 (-2)
Leader: 16 (NC)
Photograph by Nati Harnik /AP Photo
15. Morgan Stanley
15. Morgan Stanley
2011 Rank: 18
Total Employees: 61,899
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $54,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 64 (-2)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: 78 (+10)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 7 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 13 (-2)
Explorer: 11 (-1)
Harmonizer: 27 (-5)
Hunter: 11 (NC)
Idealist: 21 (+5)
Leader: 14 (+1)
Photograph by Camera Press/Tina Paul/Redux
16. Amazon
16. Amazon
2011 Rank: 34
Total Employees: 56,200
Business: Retail consumer goods
Estimated Annual Pay: $72,100

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 67 (-19)
IT: 6 (+2)
Natural Sciences: 38 (+18)
Humanities: 15 (+2)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 36 (+18)
Entrepreneur: 10 (+9)
Explorer: 17 (+8)
Harmonizer: 14 (+16)
Hunter: 19 (+19)
Idealist: 17 (+11)
Leader: 19 (+14)
Photograph by Kevin P. Casey/Bloomberg
17. Starbucks
17. Starbucks
2011 Rank: 29
Total Employees: 149,000
Business: Food and beverages
Estimated Annual Pay: $31,600 (excluding retail)

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 74 (+4)
Natural Sciences: 29 (NC)
Humanities: 17 (-2)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 40 (+25)
Entrepreneur: 14 (+8)
Explorer: 27 (+7)
Harmonizer: 16 (+15)
Hunter: 26 (+18)
Idealist: 14 (+11)
Leader: 29 (+1)
Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
18. Bank of America
18. Bank of America
2011 Rank: 16
Total Employees: 281,791
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $43,700

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 68 (-27)
Natural Sciences: NR 
Humanities: 79 (-4)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 11 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 17 (NC)
Explorer: 24 (-3)
Harmonizer: 20 (-4)
Hunter: 13 (-1)
Idealist: 24 (-4)
Leader: 17 (NC)
Photograph by Chuck Burton/AP Photo
19. Procter &Gamble
19. Procter &Gamble
2011 Rank: 15
Total Employees: 129,000
Business: Pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, personal care
Estimated Annual Pay: $62,100

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 23 (-1)
IT: 61 (+5)
Natural Sciences: 44 (-3)
Humanities: 53 (+5)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 21 (+8)
Entrepreneur: 22 (-7)
Explorer: 18 (+1)
Harmonizer: 17 (-2)
Hunter: 15 (+2)
Idealist: 16 (-2)
Leader: 11 (+3)
Photograph by William Manning/Corbis
20. BMW
20. BMW
2011 Rank: 27
Total Employees: 100,306
Business: Automobiles
Estimated Annual Pay: $51,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 10 (+1)
IT: 37 (-7)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 29 (+4)
Entrepreneur: 19 (+12)
Explorer: 27 (+3)
Harmonizer: 24 (+3)
Hunter: 18 (+3)
Idealist: 30 (+18)
Leader: 28 (+1)
Courtesy BMW Group
21. LVMH
21. LVMH
2011 Rank: 51
Total Employees: 83,542
Business: Luxury goods
Estimated Annual Pay: $44,700

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 59 (+42)
Humanities: 27 (+18)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 25 (+12)
Entrepreneur: 19 (+20)
Explorer: 43 (+16)
Harmonizer: 22 (+27)
Hunter: 23 (+9)
Idealist: 26 (+24)
Leader: 21 (+26)
Photographers Benoit Tessier/Landov
22. Marriott
22. Marriott
2011 Rank: 25
Total Employees: 120,000
Business: Hospitality
Estimated Annual Pay: $33,100

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 88 (NC)
Humanities: 46 (-9)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 28 (+11)
Explorer: 33 (+36)
Harmonizer: 20 (+5)
Hunter: 38 (+2)
Idealist: 26 (-6)
Leader: 26 (+6)
Photograph by Joanne Cole/Ugly Duckling Photography via Bloomberg
23.  U.S. Treasury Department
23. U.S. Treasury Department
2011 Rank: 22
Total Employees: NA
Business: Economic, financial, tax, and fiscal policy
Estimated Annual Pay: NA

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 54 (-12)
Natural Sciences: 99 (-24)
Humanities: 34 (+1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 28 (-1)
Entrepreneur: 41 (+12)
Explorer: 23 (+21)
Harmonizer: 26 (-9)
Hunter: 31 (-7)
Idealist: 20 (+2)
Leader: 22 (NC)
Photograph by Gary Cameron/Landov
24. U.S. State Department
24. U.S. State Department
2011 Rank: 19
Total Employees: NA
Business: Government, international relations
Estimated Annual Pay: NA

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 61 (NC)
IT: 22 (-1)
Natural Sciences: 21 (-1)
Humanities: 5 (-1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 23 (-2)
Entrepreneur: 34 (-6)
Explorer: 18 (+7)
Harmonizer: 35 (-15)
Hunter: 34 (-5)
Idealist: 35 (-7)
Leader: 24 (-4)
Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
25. Hilton Hotels
25. Hilton Hotels
2011 Rank: 26
Total Employees: NA
Business: Hospitality
Estimated Annual Pay: $24,300

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 66 (+27)
Humanities: 37 (-4)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 40 (+4)
Entrepreneur: 36 (-17)
Explorer: 33 (+25)
Harmonizer: 24 (NC)
Hunter: 29 (-5)
Idealist: 23 (NC)
Leader: 25 (NC)
Photograph by Aynsley Floyd/Bloomberg
26. CIA
26. CIA
2011 Rank: 21
Total Employees: NA
Business: Foreign intelligence
Estimated Annual Pay: $65,500

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 22 (-3)
IT: 15 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 16 (+3)
Humanities: 9 (NC)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 15 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 34 (-3)
Explorer: 15 (-1)
Harmonizer: 32 (-11)
Hunter: 19 (NC)
Idealist: 33 (-7)
Leader: 22 (-4)
Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
27. Johnson & Johnson
27. Johnson & Johnson
2011 Rank: 20
Total Employees: 117,900
Business: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices
Estimated Annual Pay: $62,900

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 16 (+2)
IT: 59 (-2)
Natural Sciences: 17 (-4)
Humanities: 41 (-3)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 48 (-5)
Entrepreneur: 40 (-22)
Explorer: 47 (-23)
Harmonizer: 18 (NC)
Hunter: 37 (-14)
Idealist: 18 (-4)
Leader: 18 (+3)
Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
28. Target
28. Target
2011 Rank: 31
Total Employees: 365,000
Business: Retail consumer goods
Estimated Annual Pay: $39,800

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 70 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 37 (-3)
Humanities: 18 (+2)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 50 (+12)
Entrepreneur: 28 (+18)
Explorer: 24 (+20)
Harmonizer: 19 (+14)
Hunter: 46 (+5)
Idealist: 24 (NC)
Leader: 41 (+2)
Photograph by Andy Kropa/Redux
29. Hyatt Hotels &Resorts
29. Hyatt Hotels &Resorts
2011 Rank: 33
Total Employees: 50,000
Business: Hospitality
Estimated Annual Pay: $37,000

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: 43 (-3)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 36 (-12)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 31 (+3)
Hunter: 46 (-14)
Idealist: 28 (+2)
Leader: 30 (-2)
Photograph by maginechina via AP Images
30. Coach
30. Coach
2011 Rank: 23
Total Employees: 5,200
Business: Leather goods
Estimated Annual Pay: $46,100

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 46 (-6)
Humanities: 30 (-7)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 48 (-17)
Entrepreneur: 48 (-9)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 29 (-3)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: 34 (-3)
Leader: 45 (-9)
Photograph by maginechina via AP Images
31. Wells Fargo
31. Wells Fargo
2011 Rank: 35
Total Employees: 264,900
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $37,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 85 (+15)
Natural Sciences: 98 (-1)
Humanities: 74 (-14)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 31 (+7)
Entrepreneur: 41 (+3)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 37 (-2)
Hunter: 25 (+11)
Idealist: 36 (NC)
Leader: 36 (+6)
Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg
32. Macy's
32. Macy's
2011 Rank: 28
Total Employees: 171,000
Business: Department stores
Estimated Annual Pay: $29,800

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 50 (-2)
Humanities: 33 (-7)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 26 (+11)
Explorer: 37 (+22)
Harmonizer: 23 (+9)
Hunter: 45 (+6)
Idealist: 30 (+4)
Leader: 34 (+5)
Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
33. Sony
33. Sony
2011 Rank: 24
Total Employees: 168,200
Business: Consumer electronics
Estimated Annual Pay: $56,500

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 31 (-15)
IT: 10 (+2)
Natural Sciences: 63 (-17)
Humanities: 35 (-10)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 32 (-16)
Explorer: 30 (+1)
Harmonizer: 28 (-9)
Hunter: 35 (-11)
Idealist: 41 (-6)
Leader: NR
Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
34. L'Oréal
34. L'Oréal
2011 Rank: 32
Total Employees: 68,886
Business: Cosmetics, perfumes
Estimated Annual Pay: $60,300

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 85 (-5)
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 47 (-11)
Humanities: 36 (-7)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 25 (+4)
Explorer: 43 (+5)
Harmonizer: 37 (+1)
Hunter: 43 (+5)
Idealist: 32 (+6)
Leader: 47 (-4)
Photograph by Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images
35. Adidas
35. Adidas
2011 Rank: 37
Total Employees: 46,824
Business: Shoes, apparel, sporting goods
Estimated Annual Pay: $44,200

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 89 (-10)
IT: 83 (-30)
Natural Sciences: 34 (+4)
Humanities: 48 (-6)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 24 (+10)
Explorer: 37 (-2)
Harmonizer: 33 (-4)
Hunter: 32 (+8)
Idealist: 41 (-1)
Leader: 41 (-11)
Photograph by Ruggero Maramotti /Gallerystock
36. Southwest Airlines
36. Southwest Airlines
2011 Rank: 36
Total Employees: 45,392
Business: Airline
Estimated Annual Pay: $50,500

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 90 (+17)
IT: 88 (-4)
Natural Sciences: 64 (+6)
Humanities: 44 (-5)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 32 (+24)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 35 (+4)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: 36 (-17)
Leader: 34 (+4)
Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
37. Boston Consulting Group
37. Boston Consulting Group
2011 Rank: 50
Total Employees: 5,600
Business: Consulting
Estimated Annual Pay: $71,000

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 99 (+2)
IT: 76 (+15)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: 60 (+13)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 13 (+1)
Entrepreneur: 18 (+3)
Explorer: 14 (+2)
Harmonizer: NR
Hunter: 23 (-5)
Idealist: 39 (+19)
Leader: 20 (+4)
Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
38. Boeing
38. Boeing
2011 Rank: 42
Total Employees: 171,700
Business: Commercial aircraft, defense systems
Estimated Annual Pay: $62,400

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 2 (+1)
IT: 21 (+2)
Natural Sciences: 56 (-3)
Humanities: 62 (+3)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 36 (+18)
Entrepreneur: 49 (+14)
Explorer: 24 (+30)
Harmonizer: 41 (+3)
Hunter: 41 (+2)
Idealist: 47 (+14)
Leader: 32 (+35)
Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
39. American Cancer Society
39. American Cancer Society
2011 Rank: 48
Total Employees: 6,400
Business: Support for cancer research, education, and treatment
Estimated Annual Pay: $45,000

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 4 (-1)
Humanities: 10 (+1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: NR
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 41 (+4)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: 21 (+10)
Leader: 50 (+13)
Photograph by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
40. Under Armour
40. Under Armour
2011 Rank: 49
Total Employees: 5,400
Business: Apparel and accessories
Estimated Annual Pay: $44,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 43 (+2)
Humanities: 65 (+1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 36 (+13)
Entrepreneur: 31 (+8)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 47 (-5)
Hunter: 32 (+15)
Idealist: NR
Leader: 45 (-4)
Photograph by Erika Larsen/Redux
41. Peace Corps
41. Peace Corps

2011 Rank: 39
Total Employees: 9,095 (volunteers and trainees)
Business: International public service
Estimated Annual Pay: Living allowance, student loan deferral/cancellation, and readjustment allowance

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 46 (NC)
IT: 69 (+11)
Natural Sciences: 6 (NC)
Humanities: 7 (-1)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: NR
Explorer: 39 (-6)
Harmonizer: 50 (+5)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: 38 (NC)
Leader: 31 (+16)

Courtesy Peace Corps
42. McKinsey & Co.
42. McKinsey & Co.
2011 Rank: 58
Total Employees: 17,000
Business: Consulting
Estimated Annual Pay: $76,400

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 73 (+10)
IT: 65 (+54)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: 67 (+11)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 10 (NC)
Entrepreneur: 21 (+2)
Explorer: 16 (-3)
Harmonizer: NR
Hunter: 22 (NC)
Idealist: NR
Leader: 27 (-4)
Courtesy Mckinsey & Co.
43. PepsiCo
43. PepsiCo
2011 Rank: 43
Total Employees: 297,000
Business: Food and beverage
Estimated Annual Pay: $53,800

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: 58 (+2)
Natural Sciences: 90 (-9)
Humanities: 61 (NC)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 44 (+6)
Explorer: 33 (+18)
Harmonizer: 39 (+7)
Hunter: 43 (+5)
Idealist: 43 (NC)
Leader: 36 (+21)
Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
44. Grant Thornton
44. Grant Thornton
2011 Rank: 41
Total Employees: 30,000
Business: Accounting
Estimated Annual Pay: $53,400

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 43 (+8)
Entrepreneur: NR
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 34 (+1)
Hunter: 42 (-4)
Idealist: 14 (+4)
Leader: 44 (+6)
Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
45. IBM
45. IBM
2011 Rank: 38
Total Employees: 433,362
Business: Technology and consulting
Estimated Annual Pay: $61,800

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 14 (-1)
IT: 5 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 72 (+6)
Humanities: 84 (-16)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 43 (-1)
Entrepreneur: 28 (-2)
Explorer: 29 (+12)
Harmonizer: 46 (-6)
Hunter: 49 (-1)
Idealist: 47 (-3)
Leader: 48 (-9)
Photograph by Peter Hilz/Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
46. IKEA
46. IKEA
2011 Rank: 46
Total Employees: 123,000
Business: Retail consumer goods
Estimated Annual Pay: $28,600

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 92 (-7)
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 78 (+1)
Humanities: 20 (+2)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: 45 (+3)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: 40 (+14)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: NR
Leader: NR
Photograph by Peter Hilz/Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
47. Teach for America
47. Teach for America
2011 Rank: 59
Total Employees: 9,000 teachers, 1,600 staff
Business: Education
Estimated Annual Pay: $44,300

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 97 (+27)
IT: 44 (+30)
Natural Sciences: 15 (+1)
Humanities: 3 (NC)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: NR
Entrepreneur: NR
Explorer: 33 (+11)
Harmonizer: 48 (+5)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: 28 (+9)
Leader: 39 (-5)
Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
48. Citigroup
48. Citigroup
2011 Rank: 44
Total Employees: 263,000
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $41,100

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 30 (-2)
Entrepreneur: 47 (+6)
Explorer: NR
Harmonizer: NR
Hunter: 49 (-13)
Idealist: NR
Leader: NR
Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
49. Barclays
49. Barclays
2011 Rank: 54
Total Employees: 149,700
Business: Financial services
Estimated Annual Pay: $79,400

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 19 (-3)
Entrepreneur: NR
Explorer: 32 (-4)
Harmonizer: NR
Hunter: 19 (+5)
Idealist: NR
Leader: 40 (-6)
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50. General Electric
50. General Electric
2011 Rank: 40
Total Employees: 301,000
Business: Technology, services, finance
Estimated Annual Pay: $62,000

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 5 (+2)
IT: 32 (+8)
Natural Sciences: 79 (+3)
Humanities: 95 (+6)

Rank by Personality Type
Careerist: 40 (-9)
Entrepreneur: NR
Explorer: 41 (-20)
Harmonizer: 48 (-8)
Hunter: NR
Idealist: NR
Leader: 33 (-7)
Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg