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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

Retail Sales Associate
Balthazar Restaurant
Englewood, NJ
2 days ago 2d
Commissioned Sales Associate
Texas Energy Experts
Austin, TX
24 hours ago 24h
2. Research Assistant
  • Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $28,855

Available Research Assistant Jobs

2 days ago 2d
6 days ago 6d
Research Operations Assistant
Kharkivska Oblast, Ukraine
3 days ago 3d
3. Teaching Assistant
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000

Available Teaching Assistant Jobs

KS2 Teaching Assistant
Wiltshire Council
Whiteparish All Saints CE Primary School, Sal, England
2 days ago 2d
Teaching Assistant
Coventry City Council
Coventry, England
11 hours ago 11h
4 days ago 4d
4. Intern
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000

Available Intern Jobs

Agoura, CA
1 day ago 1d
Sales Intern
Sandhills Publishing
Lincoln, NE
6 days ago 6d
Intern Architect
Cedar Rapids, IA
4 days ago 4d
5. Administrative Assistant
  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $40,000

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

Administrative Assistant (Senior)
Dynavax Technologies
Berkeley, CA
2 days ago 2d
Administrative Assistant
United States
2 days ago 2d
Administrative Assistant (Temporary Position)
Cascade Management
Medford, OR
1 day ago 1d
6. Account Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000

Available Account Manager Jobs

20 hours ago 20h
2 days ago 2d
National Account Manager
Transportation Solutions Group
Chicago, IL
5 days ago 5d
7. Social Media Manager
  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000

Available Social Media Manager Jobs

Senior Social Media Marketing Manager
San Francisco, CA
3 days ago 3d
Digital Content and Social Media Manager
Skipton Building Society
Skipton, England
5 days ago 5d
Content & Social Media Manager
London, England
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

Senior Software Engineers
Jersey City, NJ
2 days ago 2d
Software Engineer
Kingland Systems
Clear Lake, IA
3 days ago 3d
Senior Software Engineer
Marlborough, MA
2 days ago 2d
9. Case Manager
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice
  • Median Base Pay: $37,000

Available Case Manager Jobs

RN Case Manager
Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen, CO
1 day ago 1d
6 days ago 6d
Mental Health Case Manager-Ramsey County
Mental Health Resources
Saint Paul, MN
6 days ago 6d
10. Data Analyst
  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000

Available Data Analyst Jobs

Data Analyst, Business Insurance
The Hanover Insurance Group
Worcester, MA
5 days ago 5d
Data Research Analyst Intern
Kingland Systems
Ames, IA
3 days ago 3d
Data Analyst **AMENDED**
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Springfield, VA
3 days ago 3d
11. Engineer
  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500

Available Engineer Jobs

Systems Engineer
Peachtree City, GA
6 days ago 6d
Automation Engineer
Regal Beloit
United States
1 day ago 1d
Frontend Engineer
San Francisco, CA
5 days ago 5d
12. Marketing Coordinator
  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000

Available Marketing Coordinator Jobs

Marketing Coordinator
Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen, CO
2 days ago 2d
Marketing Coordinator
Tempe, AZ
1 day ago 1d
Marketing Coordinator
The Red Flag Group
Panama City
6 days ago 6d
13. Web Developer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy
  • Median Base Pay: $60,960

Available Web Developer Jobs

.NET Web Developer
Ann Arbor, MI
5 days ago 5d
Web Developer - 11664
The Syllogisteks Company
Creve Coeur, MO
2 days ago 2d
Front End Web Developer
All My Sons Moving & Storage
Carrollton, TX
2 days ago 2d
14. Financial Analyst
  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453

Available Financial Analyst Jobs

Clinical Research Financial Analyst, Sr.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
5 days ago 5d
7 days ago 7d
Senior Financial Analyst: MLB & College
San Francisco, CA
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 & Automation Manager
San Francisco, CA
4 days ago 4d
13 hours ago 13h
Operations Manager
Mishawaka, IN
2 days ago 2d
16. Lab Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000

Available Lab Technician Jobs

QE Test Lab Technician
Duncan, SC
2 day ago 2d
Lab Technician
Thermo Fisher Scientific
3 days ago 3d
12 hours ago 12h
17. Pharmacy Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

3 days ago 3d
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA
2 days ago 2d
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Moorestown, NJ
5 days ago 5d
18. Substitute Teacher
  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000

Available Substitute Teacher Jobs

Substitute Teacher
Bright Start Learning Center
Chicago, IL
1 day ago 1d
Long-Term Substitute Math Teacher
Williamsport, PA
2 days ago 2d
Substitute Teacher
Langhorne, PA
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
Upstat Marketing
13 hours ago 13h

20. Tutor

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

Available Tutor Jobs

Ivy Bridge Group
Sherman Oaks, CA
2 days ago 2d
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Ann Arbor, MI
2 day ago 2d
1 day ago 1d


*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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