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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
3 days ago 3d
Sales Associate
Chandler, AZ
5 days ago 5d
Sales Associate
Belle Tire
Avon, IN
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

Research Assistant (Biology - Animal Husbandry and Breeding Lab)
SMU (Southern Methodist University)
Dallas, TX
1 day ago 1d
Retail Supervisor
SFO Forecast
San Francisco, CA
2 days ago 2d
Vice President of Development
Immune Deficiency Foundation
Towson, MD
6 days ago 6d
3. Teaching Assistant
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000

Available Teaching Assistant Jobs

Preschool Teaching Assistant
Kamehameha Schools
Wailuku, HI
2 days ago 2d
K-8 Teachers and Teacher Assistants
Providence Englewood Charter School
Chicago, IL
2 days ago 2d
Certified Home Health Aide
Associated Home Quality Health Care
Toms River, NJ
4 days ago 4d
4. Intern
  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000

Available Intern Jobs

Kaspersky Lab
United States
4 days ago 4d
Therapist Intern
Nashoba Learning Group
Bedford, MA
1 day ago 1d
Electrical Engineer Intern
Kleinschmidt Associates
Pittsfield, ME
5 days ago 5d
5. Administrative Assistant
  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $40,000

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

Administrative Assistant
Beacon ABA Services
Milford, MA
6 days ago 6d
5 days ago 5d
Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Specialist
Downtown Berkeley YMCA
Berkeley, CA
1 day ago 1d
6. Account Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000

Available Account Manager Jobs

Commercial Lines Account Manager
NSI Insurance Group
Miami Lakes, FL
5 days ago 5d
Senior Account Manager
Coface North America Insurance
Princeton, NJ
2 days ago 2d
Personal Lines Account Manager
Fairfield County Bank
Ridgefield, CT
3 days ago 3d
7. Social Media Manager
  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000

Available Social Media Manager Jobs

Social Media Manager
Insider Perks
Cleveland, OH
2 days ago 2d
Digital / Social Media Marketing Manager
WhiteHat Security
San Jose, CA
4 days ago 4d
Media Manager, Social
Quotient Technology Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
4 days ago 4d
8. Software Engineer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
  • Median Base Pay: $90,000

Available Software Engineer Jobs

Software Engineer, Senior II
Sallie Mae
Indianapolis, IN
1 day ago 1d
Sr. Software Engineer
Sysomos, L.P.
Raleigh, NC
2 days ago 2d
Software Engineer, Mobile
GSN Games
Palo Alto, CA
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 - Pediatrics
Carilion Clinic
Roanoke, VA
2 days ago 2d
Registered Nurse Case Manager
Bridges Community Homecare
Denver, CO
23 hours ago 23h
Lead Case Manager
Glide Community Housing Inc.
San Francisco, CA
4 days ago 4d
10. Data Analyst
  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000

Available Data Analyst Jobs

Application & Clinical Data Analyst
ProHealth Care (WI)
Waukesha, WI
6 days ago 6d
Data Analyst
Warrington, PA
2 days ago 2d
Data Analyst / Database Developer
Advanced Digital Data
Warwick, RI
2 days ago 2d
11. Engineer
  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500

Available Engineer Jobs

Data Engineer
Lake Trust Credit Union
Brighton, MI
1 day ago 1d
Project Engineer
Delran, NJ
4 days ago 4d
Software Engineer
Giant Eagle
Pittsburgh, PA
6 days ago 6d
12. Marketing Coordinator
  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000

Available Marketing Coordinator Jobs

Marketing Coordinator
DRB Capital
Delray Beach, FL
6 days ago 6d
Marketing Coordinator
Elemental Core Outreach
Appleton, WI
1 day ago 1d
Digital Marketing Coordinator
LifePro Financial Services
San Diego, CA
2 days ago 2d
13. Web Developer
  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy
  • Median Base Pay: $60,960

Available Web Developer Jobs

Web Developer Specialist
Louisville, KY
1 day ago 1d
Mobile and Web App Developer
C+A Global
Edison, NJ
2 days ago 2d
Web Developer
Hastings Mutual
Hastings, MI
1 day ago 1d
14. Financial Analyst
  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453

Available Financial Analyst Jobs

Financial Analyst II
Regal Beloit
Indianapolis, IN
3 days ago 3d
Financial Analyst
Midwest Cooling Towers
Chickasha, OK
2 days ago 2d
5 days ago 5d
15. Operations Manager
  • Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management
  • Median Base Pay: $59,000

Available Operations Manager Jobs

Dental Practice Operations / Office Manager
Dr. Harvey Levy and Associates, PC
Frederick, MD
3 days ago 3d
Information Technology Operations Manager
Navos Mental Health Services
Seattle, WA
2 days ago 2d
Operations Manager (Skilled Laborer)
St. Nick's Commercial Design and Decor
Long Beach, CA
2 days ago 2d
16. Lab Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000

Available Lab Technician Jobs

1 day ago 1d
Lab Technician II
Regal Beloit
Cassville, MO
3 days ago 3d
2 days ago 2d
17. Pharmacy Technician
  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

Pharmacy Technician Inpatient - Pool
ProHealth Care (WI)
Waukesha, WI
1 day ago 1d
6 days ago 6d
Pharmacy Technician
Network Pharmacy
Fenton, MO
1 day ago 1d
18. Substitute Teacher
  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000

Available Substitute Teacher Jobs

Certificated Substitute Teacher
Swing Education
Hayward, CA
6 days ago 6d
Preschool Substitute (Temporary, On-Call)
Kamehameha Schools
Kaumakani, HI
4 days ago 4d
Substitute Teacher - Multiple Positions
Twin Mountain, NH
5 days ago 5d
19. Customer Service Representative
  • Top Majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, History
  • Median Base Pay: $35,000

Available Customer Service Representative Jobs

Customer Service Representative II
Regal Beloit
Tipp City, OH
3 days ago 3d
Customer Service Representative
Wichita, KS
5 days ago 5d
Customer Sales & Service Representative (CSS) - DALLAS
Shoppa's Material Handling
Fort Worth, TX
5 days ago 5d

20. Tutor

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

Available Tutor Jobs

Tutors Needed for All Subjects & Tests
Elite Home Tutoring
San Francisco, CA
5 days ago 5d
Math Tutor
Inspire Me Learning Academy
Lansdowne, PA
2 days ago 2d
In-Home Tutor
Diamond Tutoring
Fremont, CA
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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