Class of 2019 Outcomes ReportWho hired them

Top employers

Northwestern′s 2019 graduates were hired by more than 142 different companies and organizations. Those employing the most members of this year's class included:

  • Sanford Health
  • Interstates
  • Sioux Center Community School District
  • Family Crisis Centers
  • Des Moines Christian School

The average reported salary for graduates who are employed full time was $41,160. The maximum salary reported was $74,000.

Starting roles

Northwestern’s 2019 graduates are working for accounting firms, hospitals, schools, banks, churches, nonprofit organizations, social service agencies and businesses across the United States and in 7 countries around the world. A sampling of their titles and employers includes:

  • Software engineer for Google
  • Teacher in the Austin (Texas) Public School System
  • Nurse at Avera Heart Hospital
  • Graphic designer for Catholic Charities of Chicago
  • Certified personal trainer at Compass Fitness
  • Accountant with Eide Bailly
  • Domestic violence advocate for Family Crisis Center
  • Insurance sales agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Director of children’s ministry for First Lutheran Church
  • Construction materials tech at GeoTech Engineering
  • Human resource administrator for Interstates
  • Police officer with the city of Le Mars, Iowa
  • Kindergarten teacher for Des Moines Christian School
  • Social media specialist for Leaf Group
  • Athletic trainer at Millennium Therapy
  • Telemetry nurse at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City
  • Child mental health worker with Family Solutions Services
  • IT help desk technician at Nexus Dx, Inc.
  • Financial analyst for Northwestern Mutual
  • Corporate communications specialist for Omaha Steaks
  • Actuarial assistant for the Principal Financial Group
  • Special education teacher in the Papillion La Vista Community School District
  • Agricultural loan officer at Security Savings Bank
  • Retail trading professional for TD Ameritrade
  • Research engineer and scientist assistant at the University of Texas
  • Intern at the Walt Disney Company
  • Head soccer coach for Twin Peaks High School
  • Research and development analyst with Van Beek Natural Science
  • Math teacher at Whittier Middle School