Life After Caltech
You can do anything with a Caltech education. Our alumni have been successful in every imaginable field, from academia and research, to industry and professions like law, medicine, public service, and even performance art.
Graduates who go directly into the job market are usually courted by a wide variety of organizations, many of whom recruit on campus. 60 percent of the class of 2017 went directly into the workforce. The average starting salary for our 2017 graduates was $105,500. Our Career Development Center provides career tools and holds career fairs twice a year, bringing in over 150 recruiters from various fields. Between strong advising and myriad opportunities, our graduates find their place after graduation.
Techers who decide to pursue further education tend to have their pick of graduate schools and are able to compete very successfully for a variety of fellowships. 35 percent of the class of 2017 reported that they were attending graduate school immediately after receiving their bachelor's degree.
Caltech has a robust and active alumni community, numbering more than 24,000 around the world. Techers are encouraged to connect with the Caltech Alumni Association upon graduation for further networking opportunities, career guidance, social activities, and the latest news about their fellow alumni.