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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

Outside Sales Associate (Base Salary Plus Commission)
Ontario Refrigeration Service
Glendale, CA
6 days ago 6d
Sales Associates /Customer Service Representative
States Tire & Automotive
McKeesport, PA
3 days ago 3d
Sales Associate - Dania Furniture
Dania Furniture
Northbrook, IL
2 day ago 2d
2. Research Assistant
  • Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $28,855

Available Research Assistant Jobs

Program/Research Assistant - NY Office
Center For The Study of Social Policy
New York, NY
4 days ago 4d
Research Assistant
Vitamin T
San Francisco, CA
6 days ago 6d
Assistant Manager
Cryo Clinic
Kansas City, MO
21 hours ago 21h
3. Teaching Assistant
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000

Available Teaching Assistant Jobs

Ice Rink Attendant
Tekapo Springs
Lake Tekapo
4 days ago 4d
Head Start Teaching Assistant
Hawkins Diagnostics
Tacoma, WA
4 days ago 4d
Preschool Teaching Assistant
Kamehameha Schools
Hilo, HI
4 days ago 4d
4. Intern
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000

Available Intern Jobs

IT Intern
TwinStar Credit Union
Lacey, WA
5 days ago 5d
Photography Studio Intern
Jeff Sciortino Studios
Chicago, IL
5 days ago 5d
RN Intern - Neuro ICU - July
Medical City Healthcare
Fort Worth, TX
4 days ago 4d
5. Administrative Assistant
  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $40,000

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

Executive Administrative Assistant
Preferred Mutual
New Berlin, NY
5 days ago 5d
Concierge | Administrative Assistant
Aegis Living
Bellevue, WA
5 days ago 5d
Legal Administrative Assistant - IP Litigation
Polsinelli Shughart LLP
San Francisco, CA
6 days ago 6d
6. Account Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000

Available Account Manager Jobs

Inside Sales Account Manager
Distribution Unlimited
Peoria, AZ
2 days ago 2d
Technical Sales Account Manager
RANDYS Worldwide - Zumbrota Drivetrain
4 days ago 4d
5 days ago 5d
7. Social Media Manager
  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000

Available Social Media Manager Jobs

Social Media Community Manager
Waltham, MA
4 days ago 4d
Paid Social Media Manager
Genesis Global
3 days ago 3d
Social Media Manager
Garden OBGYN
Plainview, NY
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

Grok Code? Software Engineer Wanted!
Corvallis, OR
5 days ago 5d
4 days ago 4d
Lead Software Engineer
Philadelphia, PA
3 days ago 3d
9. Case Manager
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice
  • Median Base Pay: $37,000

Available Case Manager Jobs

RN Case Manager
Alexandria, LA
5 days ago 5d
RN Case Manager - Chicago
Hospice Chicago
Des Plaines, IL
6 days ago 6d
RN Case Manager
Hospice of Virginia, Newport News
Newport News, VA
3 days ago 3d
10. Data Analyst
  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000

Available Data Analyst Jobs

Data Analyst
Architectural Graphics
Virginia Beach, VA
3 days ago 3d
Sr Data Analyst - Hospitality
Job Juncture
Miami, FL
5 days ago 5d
Marketing Data Analyst
Vitamin T
Atlanta, GA
5 days ago 5d
11. Engineer
  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500

Available Engineer Jobs

Project Engineer (Waterfront)
R&M Consultants
Anchorage, AK
1 day ago 1d
Sales Engineer
Turnkey Processing Solutions
Midwest, WY
3 days ago 3d
Hotel Engineer
The Peninsula Hotels
Beverly Hills, CA
1 day ago 1d
12. Marketing Coordinator
  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000

Available Marketing Coordinator Jobs

4 days ago 4d
Marketing Coordinator
Vitamin T
New York, NY
5 days ago 5d
RN Coordinator Cardiac Services
New Braunfels, TX
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

Web Developer #201940
Mendota Heights, Dakota County, MN
5 days ago 5d
3 days ago 3d
Mid-Level Web Developer
Valore Partners
Tempe, AZ
4 days ago 4d
14. Financial Analyst
  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453

Available Financial Analyst Jobs

Sr. Financial Analyst - FP&A
Oberto Brands
Kent, WA
5 days ago 5d
22 hours ago 22h
Senior Financial Analyst, Sales
San Diego, CA
4 days ago 4d
15. Operations Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management
  • Median Base Pay: $59,000

Available Operations Manager Jobs

Operations Manager
Turnkey Processing Solutions
Monahans, TX
6 days ago 6d
Operational Risk Manager 4
Wells Fargo
Charlotte, NC
16 hours ago 16h
Nurse Manager, Operating Room
WellStar Health System
Roswell, GA
5 days ago 5d
16. Lab Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000

Available Lab Technician Jobs

2 days ago 2d
Analytical/Micro Lab Technician I
Schwan Cosmetics USA
Murfreesboro, TN
4 days ago 4d
Lab: Med Lab Technician
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Madison, WI
3 days ago 3d
17. Pharmacy Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

Pharmacy Technician
Norfolk, NE
4 days ago 4d
Certified Pharmacy Technician (PT/FT)
Knightdale Pharmacy
Knightdale, NC
2 days ago 2d
Pharmacy Technician
Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Potsdam, NY
1 day ago 1d
18. Substitute Teacher
  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000

Available Substitute Teacher Jobs

Substitute Teacher
Blue Hill Montessori School
Canton, MA
3 days ago 3d
Substitute Teacher-Flexible Schedule
ESS Education
Des Arc, AR
6 days ago 6d
Substitute Teacher-Weekly Pay!
ESS Education
Gillett, AR
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 - Bilingual Spanish - Call Center
Nationwide Debt Reduction Services
Plano, TX
3 days ago 3d
5 days ago 5d
Customer Service Sales Representative
TRC Electronics, Inc.
Doylestown, PA
2 days ago 2d

20. Tutor

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

Available Tutor Jobs

Success Learning Center, Inc.
Twin Falls, ID
4 days ago 4d
Elementary School Tutor
Action Potential Learning
Dallas, TX
3 days ago 3d
Huntington Learning Centers
Baldwin, NY
21 hours ago 21h


*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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