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May 07, 2019

Most Popular Jobs for Recent Grads


In the next few weeks, thousands of graduates will be throwing their caps into the air and entering the workforce. Although many grads know the career path they’re hoping to go down, some are still trying to figure out their next step after they cross the stage. If you are still unsure about what kind of positions you should be applying to, consider one of the most popular jobs for recent grads. Not only will you be working with many young professionals like yourself, but you know these roles will put you on a great career path. Furthermore, Glassdoor takes hundreds of anonymously posted salaries for these positions to provide you with the average entry-level wage in your area. You’ll be able to find the right job that fits your interests, education, and financial needs.

Business: Ideal for Finance, Economics, and Marketing majors

Account Manager
Work specifically with a few clients to develop a strong customer relationship and renew/increase sales.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $53,000

Business Analyst
Act as a key figure during project planning and implementation by documenting processes and tests.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $66,000

Recruiter
Take candidates through every stage of the application process and acquire new job opportunities from businesses.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $46,000

Creative: Ideal for Communications, English, and Public Relations majors

Social Media Coordinator
Enhance the business’ online presence by posting unique content and interacting with customers.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $41,000

Graphic Designer
Conceptualize and create visual materials, by hand or on the computer, across a wide variety of media outlets.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $47,000

Media Planner
Ensure advertisements have the maximum return on investment by analyzing data.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $49,000

Technical: Ideal for Information Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors

Software Engineer
Develop technical systems and software solutions from initial designs to final installations.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $92,000

Data Analyst
Monitor and asses data sets, complete reports on findings, and fix errors or issues when they arise.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $60,000

Web Developer
Create aesthetically pleasing and easy to use web sites for companies based on their specific needs.
Average Entry Level Pay in New York City: $65,000

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