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20 Most Popular Jobs for College Graduates

After four years of intense studying, group projects, research papers, and the occasional all-nighter, college students’ hard work is finally rewarded with a degree. But rather than being able to sit back and relax, many grads are faced with a new problem to tackle: Where do they go from here?

If you’re struggling to figure out your post-college career path, you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, the 1.8 million students expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree this year are in the same boat!

We’ve analyzed tens of thousands of resumes to identify the most common jobs college students hold after graduating, as well as which majors are most associated with them. This list can help inform what your next big step after college should be, and what types of positions you should apply for. Who knows? You may just find the job that fits your life perfectly.

1. Sales Associate
  • Top Majors: Business, English, Political Science
  • Median Base Pay: $38,000

Available Sales Associate Jobs

Media Sales Associate
New York, NY
6 days ago 6d
Sales Associate - Immediate Hire - Hourly!
Jax Marketing and Promotions, Inc.
Arlington, TX
2 days ago 2d
Sales Associate
Sonic Automotive
Dallas, TX
1 day ago 1d
2. Research Assistant
  • Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $28,855

Available Research Assistant Jobs

IT Associate
Bulger Partners
Boston, MA
7 days ago 7d
Associate Product Manager
Salto Systems
Norcross, GA
1 day ago 1d
2 days ago 2d
3. Teaching Assistant
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000

Available Teaching Assistant Jobs

Part-Time Teaching Assistant
U-GRO Learning Centres
Lancaster, PA
2 days ago 2d
Direct Care Specialist
Positive Steps
Howell, MI
2 days ago 2d
RN (OB/Women's Services) - PRN
Navarro Regional
Corsicana, TX
1 day ago 1d
4. Intern
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000

Available Intern Jobs

Bank Intern - Community Investment Services
FHLBank Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
1 day ago 1d
Project Management Intern
Ambit Energy
Dallas, TX
3 days ago 3d
Summer Pharmacy Intern
Safeway Inc.
Redding, CA
2 days ago 2d
5. Administrative Assistant
  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $40,000

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

6 days ago 6d
Executive Administrative Assistant
Preferred Mutual
New Berlin, NY
14 hours ago 14h
Administrative Assistant
Child Development Council of Franklin County, Inc.
Columbus, OH
1 day ago 1d
6. Account Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000

Available Account Manager Jobs

Direct Claims Account Manager
Resolute Management
Chicago, IL
6 days ago 6d
Technical Account Manager
Digital Hands
Tampa, FL
1 day ago 1d
7. Social Media Manager
  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000

Available Social Media Manager Jobs

Social Media & Content Manager
SOLE Financial
Portland, OR
1 day ago 1d
Medical Office Front Desk Lead
Pediatric Associates of Durango
Durango, CO
7 days ago 7d
Account Manager
Commercial Energy of Montana
Oakland, CA
3 days ago 3d
8. Software Engineer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
  • Median Base Pay: $90,000

Available Software Engineer Jobs

Software Enterprise Engineer, Federal Employee Program
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Washington, DC
16 hours ago 16h
Senior Software Engineer
Indianapolis, IN
1 day ago 1d
1 day ago 1d
9. Case Manager
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice
  • Median Base Pay: $37,000

Available Case Manager Jobs

Case Manager
Instituto Familiar De La Raza
San Francisco, CA
2 days ago 2d
Case Manager (Part-Time)
29:Eleven Maternity Home
La Mesa, CA
6 days ago 6d
RN (Case Manager) - PRN
Navarro Regional
Corsicana, TX
22 hours ago 22h
10. Data Analyst
  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000

Available Data Analyst Jobs

Data Analyst
Cityblock Health
Brooklyn, NY
1 day ago 1d
Evaluation Data Analyst
Northwest Professional Consortium
Portland, OR
23 hours ago 23h
Data Analyst Quality Assurance
Lockheed Martin
Fort Worth, TX
1 day ago 1d
11. Engineer
  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500

Available Engineer Jobs

Lead Storage Systems Engineer
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Washington, DC
16 hours ago 16h
Full Stack Engineer
Brooklyn, NY
2 days ago 2d
Felling Trailers, Inc.
Sauk Centre, MN
6 days ago 6d
12. Marketing Coordinator
  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000

Available Marketing Coordinator Jobs

Marketing Coordinator
Hudson Fusion
Ossining, NY
4 days ago 4d
Marketing Coordinator
Panolam Industries
Shelton, CT
5 days ago 5d
Marketing Coordinator
A.D.A. Engineering
Doral, FL
4 days ago 4d
13. Web Developer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy
  • Median Base Pay: $60,960

Available Web Developer Jobs

.NET Web Developer
Frontpoint Security
Vienna, VA
4 days ago 4d
Web Applications Developer I
Crown Equipment
Troy, OH
5 days ago 5d
1 day ago 1d
14. Financial Analyst
  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453

Available Financial Analyst Jobs

Financial Analyst
Continental Finance Company
Newark, DE
1 day ago 1d
Financial Analyst Client Sr (ERP Experience Required)
Alion Science & Technology
Washington, DC
6 days ago 6d
Financial Analyst / Earned Value /
Lockheed Martin
Orlando, FL
1 day ago 1d
15. Operations Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management
  • Median Base Pay: $59,000

Available Operations Manager Jobs

Marketing Operations Manager
Muhlenhaupt + Company
Philadelphia, PA
6 days ago 6d
Sales Strategy & Operations Manager
Cambridge, MA
1 day ago 1d
16. Lab Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000

Available Lab Technician Jobs

Lab Support Technician II
Gaithersburg, MD
3 days ago 3d
Dental Lab - Full Technician
Affordable Dentures & Implants
Tacoma, WA
1 day ago 1d
Cardiac Cath Lab Technician Full Time Days
St. Lucie Medical Center
Port Saint Lucie, FL
4 days ago 4d
17. Pharmacy Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

Pharmacy Data Technician
Moline, IL
1 day ago 1d
Pharmacy Technician
Rochester Regional Health
Rochester, NY
6 days ago 6d
Pharmacy Technician
Carteret General Hospital
Morehead City, NC
1 day ago 1d
18. Substitute Teacher
  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000

Available Substitute Teacher Jobs

Teacher In Training
The Center for Discovery
Harris, NY
6 days ago 6d
Substitute Teacher at Metro Charter Academy
Metro Charter Academy
Romulus, MI
6 days ago 6d
Substitute Teacher at Landmark Academy at Reunion
Landmark Charter Academy
Commerce City, CO
6 days ago 6d
19. Customer Service Representative
  • Top Majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, History
  • Median Base Pay: $35,000

Available Customer Service Representative Jobs

Customer Service Representative
Guardian Water & Power
Columbus, OH
3 days ago 3d
Operations - Customer Service Representative/Insurance Agent
A-Max Insurance Services
San Antonio, TX
21 hours ago 21h
Customer Service/ Social Work Representative
Money Management International
Pittsburg, CA
3 days ago 3d

20. Tutor

  • Top Majors: English, Spanish, Physics
  • Median Base Pay: $36,000

Available Tutor Jobs

Instructor FRC Learning Center - SPA 4
Hathaway Sycamores
Los Angeles, CA
2 days ago 2d
Scottsdale Sylvan Learning Center
Scottsdale, AZ
2 days ago 2d
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Washington, DC
12 hours ago 12h


*Methodology: Glassdoor’s 20 Most Popular Jobs For College Graduates identifies the most common job titles that college graduates held in the first five years of their careers. Based on the 50 most common college majors, job titles are determined by those held with the highest frequency according to a recent study by Glassdoor Economic Research, The Pipeline Problem: How College Majors Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap, which published in April 2017. Median base pay is determined by salary reports shared anonymously on Glassdoor over the past two years (5/1/15 – 5/1/17), by full-time U.S.-based employees with five or fewer years of experience.

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