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20 Most Popular Jobs for College Graduates

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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

Sales Associate
Shane Co.
Walnut Creek, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Sales Representative
Temsco
Denton, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Sales Associate (Part-Time)
Shane Co.
Indianapolis, IN
23 hours ago 23h
2. Research Assistant
  • Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $28,855

Available Research Assistant Jobs

Research Assistant
J. Paul Getty Trust
Los Angeles, CA
2 day ago 2d
Research Associate I
Beck's Hybrids
Olivia, MN
24 hours ago 24h
Office Assistant
Second Level Ministry
Richmond, VA
23 hours ago 23h
3. Teaching Assistant
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000

Available Teaching Assistant Jobs

Office Assistant
Integrity Auto Care
Belvidere, IL
2 day ago 2d
Assistant Teacher
A Step Ahead Learning Center
Fargo, ND
3 days ago 3d
Assistant Teacher
Sonshine Learning Center- Somerset, WI
Somerset, WI
4 days ago 4d
4. Intern
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000

Available Intern Jobs

Software Engineering Intern
Logikcull
Remote
24 hours ago 24h
Commercial Real Estate Intern
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
East Lansing, MI
24 hours ago 24h
Undergrad Intern Position
Daiwa Capital Markets America
New York, NY
6 days ago 6d
5. Administrative Assistant
  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $40,000

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

Administrative Assistant
Cascade Environmental
West Sacramento, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Office Assistant
Second Level Ministry
Richmond, VA
23 hours ago 23h
Office Assistant
Integrity Auto Care
Belvidere, IL
2 day ago 2d
6. Account Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000

Available Account Manager Jobs

Account Manager 2
Summit Expedited Logistics
Chicago, IL
3 days ago 3d
Account Manager
Benefit Partners Group
Libertyville, IL
6 days ago 6d
Account Manager
PrintWithMe
Remote
2 day ago 2d
7. Social Media Manager
  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000

Available Social Media Manager Jobs

Social Media Manager
Annette English + Associates
Remote
24 hours ago 24h
Marketing Manager
First America Law
Chicago, IL
6 days ago 6d
Community Manager
Pegasus Residential
Jacksonville, FL
23 hours ago 23h
8. Software Engineer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
  • Median Base Pay: $90,000

Available Software Engineer Jobs

24 hours ago 24h
Software Engineer I
FUJIFILM Dimatix
West Lebanon, NH
23 hours ago 23h
Software Developer
BECU
Tukwila, WA
3 days ago 3d
9. Case Manager
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice
  • Median Base Pay: $37,000

Available Case Manager Jobs

Case Manager
Valley Oaks Health
Lafayette, IN
2 day ago 2d
Targeted Case Manager
Community Council Education Services
Philadelphia, PA
3 days ago 3d
Case Manager
Somerville Cambridge Elder Services
Somerville, MA
6 days ago 6d
10. Data Analyst
  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000

Available Data Analyst Jobs

Data Analyst II
Insight Enterprises, Inc.
Plano, TX
24 hours ago 24h
Sales Data Analyst
Hayward Industries
Berkeley Heights, NJ
23 hours ago 23h
Junior Data Analyst
Revantage Corporate Services
Fort Washington, PA
23 hours ago 23h
11. Engineer
  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500

Available Engineer Jobs

Manufacturing Engineer
3M
Decatur, AL
24 hours ago 24h
Manufacturing Engineer
Adler Pelzer Group
Athens, TN
3 days ago 3d
Process Engineer
Audentes Therapeutics
Sanford, NC
3 days ago 3d
12. Marketing Coordinator
  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000

Available Marketing Coordinator Jobs

Marketing Director
Friends Church
Yorba Linda, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Retention Marketing Associate
Elysium Health
New York, NY
3 days ago 3d
Treatment Coordinator
Gallery 32 Dental Arts
Atlanta, GA
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

Software Developer
BECU
Tukwila, WA
3 days ago 3d
Full Stack Web Developer
American Rental Association
Moline, IL
2 day ago 2d
Web Development Mentor
Trilogy Ed
New York, NY
23 hours ago 23h
14. Financial Analyst
  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453

Available Financial Analyst Jobs

Financial Analyst
Quarles Petroleum, Inc.
Fredericksburg, VA
23 hours ago 23h
Revenue Analyst
Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL
23 hours ago 23h
Business Analyst, Finance
PerfectServe
Knoxville, TN
24 hours ago 24h
15. Operations Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management
  • Median Base Pay: $59,000

Available Operations Manager Jobs

Operations Manager
Shane Co.
Duluth, GA
23 hours ago 23h
Operations Manager
Dayton Freight Lines, Inc.
Grandview, MO
23 hours ago 23h
Operations Manager - US
Infosys
Indianapolis, IN
3 days ago 3d
16. Lab Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000

Available Lab Technician Jobs

DDS Experienced Dental Lab Technician (Tooth Setter) Needed!
Affordable Dentures & Implants
Paducah, KY
24 hours ago 24h
Medical Laboratory Technician
Atlantic Health System
Hackettstown, NJ
23 hours ago 23h
17. Pharmacy Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

Pharmacy Technician
G & G Pharmacy
Williston, ND
23 hours ago 23h
Pharmacy Technician
Wells Pharmacy Network
Dyersburg, TN
23 hours ago 23h
Licensed Pharmacy Technician
Fry's Food Stores
Gilbert, AZ
23 hours ago 23h
18. Substitute Teacher
  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000

Available Substitute Teacher Jobs

Substitute Teacher
Outside In LLC
Ligonier, PA
2 day ago 2d
23 hours ago 23h
Teacher Assistant, Head Start
Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
Adams, WI
24 hours ago 24h
19. Customer Service Representative
  • Top Majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, History
  • Median Base Pay: $35,000

Available Customer Service Representative Jobs

23 hours ago 23h
Customer Service Representative
American Prestige Insurance Agency
Lake Worth, FL
24 hours ago 24h
3 days ago 3d

20. Tutor

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

Available Tutor Jobs

Tutors
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Bingham Farms, MI
3 days ago 3d
Tutor
College Living Experience
Monterey, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Teacher Assistant, Head Start
Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
Adams, WI
24 hours ago 24h

 

*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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