Techers who choose to go directly into the job market are courted by a wide variety of organizations, many of whom recruit on campus.
In 2011, over 150 different employers recruited on campus, including: Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical; Intel Corp.; GE; GlaxoSmithKline; Goldman Sachs; Honeywell; JPL; Lehman Bros.; Microsoft; Mitsubishi Electronic; Oracle; Pixar Animation Studios; Raytheon Systems Co.; Salomon Smith Barney; Sandia National Labs; Sun Microsystems; TRW; Yahoo! Inc.
These companies hired more than one graduate from those graduating in 2012: Microsoft; Facebook; Epic Systems Corporation; and Oracle.
The complete list is available on the Career Development Center website.
The average starting salary for Caltech's Class of 2012 was $83,000.
According to an August 2008 Wall Street Journal article, Caltech graduates enjoy the highest starting salaries of any college or university in the country.