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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

Firearms Sales Associate
Cordelia Gun Exchange
Fairfield, CA
3 days ago 3d
Sales Floor Associate
Lowe's
Seabrook, NH
5 days ago 5d
Retail Sales Associate
Hansen's Home Furnishings
Modesto, CA
16 hours ago 16h
2. Research Assistant
  • Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $28,855

Available Research Assistant Jobs

Research Assistant
Keybridge
Washington, DC
3 days ago 3d
Research Assistant – Junior Specialist
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
1 day ago 1d
Tax Senior
CS&L CPAs
Bradenton, FL
1 day ago 1d
3. Teaching Assistant
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000

Available Teaching Assistant Jobs

Instructor- General Education
Fortis College
Norfolk, VA
5 days ago 5d
Learning Support Staff (Math)
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
5 days ago 5d
4. Intern
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000

Available Intern Jobs

3 days ago 3d
Course Development Intern
NT Lakis
Washington, DC
2 days ago 2d
Intern
The Center for Discovery
Harris, NY
2 days ago 2d
5. Administrative Assistant
  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $40,000

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

Data Entry Clerk/Administrative Assistant
Performance Settlement
Irvine, CA
3 days ago 3d
RCFE Administrator - Assisted Living Facility
Lesley Senior Communities
Belmont, CA
6 days ago 6d
Assistant Facility Administrator
Rivera Mansions
Portland, OR
5 days ago 5d
6. Account Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000

Available Account Manager Jobs

Digital Marketing Agency Account Manager
StringCan Interactive
Scottsdale, AZ
3 days ago 3d
5 days ago 5d
Digital Account Manager
BluShark Digital
Bethesda, MD
6 days ago 6d
7. Social Media Manager
  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000

Available Social Media Manager Jobs

Digital / Social Media Marketing Manager
WatchShopping.com
San Mateo, CA
1 day ago 1d
Social Media/Community Manager
Epic Energy
Pleasant Grove, UT
2 days ago 2d
Store Co-Leader
Silver in the City
Indianapolis, IN
2 days ago 2d
8. Software Engineer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
  • Median Base Pay: $90,000

Available Software Engineer Jobs

Software Engineer (Contract Position)
Federated Wireless
Arlington, VA
6 days ago 6d
Sr. DevOps Software Engineer
Kinetica DB
Arlington, VA
2 days ago 2d
4 days ago 4d
9. Case Manager
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice
  • Median Base Pay: $37,000

Available Case Manager Jobs

RN- Case Manager
Tapestry Hospice
Kennesaw, GA
4 days ago 4d
Case Manager/Discharge Planner
Asheville Specialty Hospital
Asheville, NC
3 days ago 3d
Registered Nurse RN / Case Manager / Home Health
Acuity Professional Placement Solutions
Fort Myers, FL
6 days ago 6d
10. Data Analyst
  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000

Available Data Analyst Jobs

6 days ago 6d
Senior Data Security Analyst
Dropbox
Seattle, WA
2 days ago 2d
Senior Data Analyst
Zepf Center
Toledo, OH
4 days ago 4d
11. Engineer
  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500

Available Engineer Jobs

Software Engineer (Contract Position)
Federated Wireless
Arlington, VA
6 days ago 6d
Pavement Engineer
SITE
Chicago, IL
18 hours ago 18h
Sr. DevOps Software Engineer
Kinetica DB
Arlington, VA
2 days ago 2d
12. Marketing Coordinator
  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000

Available Marketing Coordinator Jobs

Corporate Marketing Coordinator
First Pacific Corporation
Salem, OR
3 days ago 3d
Marketing Coordinator
Invisible Fence Pet Solutions
Altoona, PA
1 day ago 1d
Marketing Coordinator - Junior Level Marketing Leadership
Rocksteady Promotions
Philadelphia, PA
5 days ago 5d
13. Web Developer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy
  • Median Base Pay: $60,960

Available Web Developer Jobs

Web Developer - PHP/Javascript
iHOUSEWeb Solutions, Inc.
Sacramento, CA
1 day ago 1d
Web Developer
Varen Technologies
Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
5 days ago 5d
SEO / SEM Marketing Manager
WatchShopping.com
San Mateo, CA
1 day ago 1d
14. Financial Analyst
  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453

Available Financial Analyst Jobs

Financial Crimes Analyst
Equiniti
Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
4 days ago 4d
Financial Analyst Senior
USAA
San Antonio, TX
20 hours ago 20h
Accounting Financial Analyst
North Highland
Atlanta, GA
5 days ago 5d
15. Operations Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management
  • Median Base Pay: $59,000

Available Operations Manager Jobs

Plant Operations Manager- Food
The Jericho Group Consultants
Rocky Mount, MO
4 days ago 4d
Assistant Operations Manager Trainee - Entry Level
Rocksteady Promotions
Philadelphia, PA
5 days ago 5d
Creative Operations Manager (m/w)
Serviceplan
Ashburn, VA
5 days ago 5d
16. Lab Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000

Available Lab Technician Jobs

Medical Lab Technician - MLS Generalist
SCL Health
Lafayette, CO
2 days ago 2d
Dental Lab Technician
Orthodontic Lab
Cumming, GA
4 days ago 4d
Histology Technician HT Lab
Northeast Georgia Health System
Gainesville, GA
6 days ago 6d
17. Pharmacy Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2
Inova
Falls Church, VA
6 days ago 6d
Retail Pharmacy Technician
New Hampshire Pharmacy & Medical Equipment
Washington, DC
3 days ago 3d
Pharmacy Technician Trainee
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Alexandria, VA
3 days ago 3d
18. Substitute Teacher
  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000

Available Substitute Teacher Jobs

Substitute Teacher
Pathways Management Group
Nampa, ID
4 days ago 4d
Washington, D.C.- Substitute Teacher
Soliant Health
Washington, DC
1 day ago 1d
Substitute Teacher with Salt Lake Head Start
Utah Community Action
Salt Lake City, UT
2 days ago 2d
19. Customer Service Representative
  • Top Majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, History
  • Median Base Pay: $35,000

Available Customer Service Representative Jobs

1 day ago 1d
Bi-lingual Customer Service Representative
PrePaid Ventures
New Hyde Park, NY
1 day ago 1d
Customer Service Representative
Connexus Energy
Ramsey, MN
4 days ago 4d

20. Tutor

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

Available Tutor Jobs

Tutors
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Washington, DC
1 day ago 1d
Tutor
Superprof UK
Lothian, MD
5 days ago 5d
K-12 In-Home Tutors
Sylvan Learning
Washington, DC
4 days ago 4d

 

*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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