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The Top Jobs and Cities for Recent College Graduates

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Summary: Finding a job is difficult, but if you know which jobs and which cities are best for recent graduates, you will be putting yourself ahead of the game.

As you walk around holding your college degree, which many of you might seem is pointless right now, you should do a little research into the best places to work. Recent college graduates are having success in a specific list of cities and at a specific set of jobs. We have compiled a list of the top 10 jobs and cities for recent graduates. If you are still looking for employment, consider moving to or commuting to one of these cities.

Top Occupations with the Most Entry-Level Positions

  1. Management – Entry-Level Manager at $53,000 per year
  2. Sales – Entry-Level Sales at $59,000 per year
  3. Computers – Entry-Level Software Engineer at $64,000 per year
  4. Engineering and Architecture – Construction Project Engineer at $72,000 per year
  5. Financial Operations – Entry-Level Accountant at $30,000 per year
  6. Maintenance and Repair – Entry-Level Technician at $31,000 per year
  7. Administrative Support – Entry-Level Administrative Associate at $38,000 per year
  8. Production – Entry-Level Manufacturing at $22,000 per year
  9. Healthcare – Lab Techs at $57,000 per year
  10. Social Sciences – Entry-Level Chem Lab Techs at $33,000 per year

Top Cities with the Most Entry-Level Positions

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. New York, NY
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Austin, TX
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. Atlanta, GA
  10. Phoenix, AZ

As a recent college graduate, it might be a good idea to take this information and use it to your advantage when looking for a job.

The Top Jobs and Cities for Recent College Graduates by
Authored by: Jim Vassallo