Just getting out of school and ready for your first job? To take stock of the first-timer employment landscape, WalletHub compared more than 100 different types of entry-level positions based on 13 key metrics.
The data set ranges from median starting salary to projected job growth by 2026 to median tenure with employer.
— Tax attorneys have the highest median starting salary, $96,247, which is 5.9 times higher than that of a college teaching assistant, the job with the lowest at $16,314.
— Employee-relations specialists have the highest income growth potential, 6.2, which is 3.4 times higher than that of a bank teller, the job with the lowest at 1.8.
— Benefits administrators have the longest median tenure with their employers, 6.3 years, which is two times higher than that of a certified occupational therapist assistant, the job with the shortest at 3.1 years.
— Certified occupational therapist assistants have the highest projected job growth by 2026, 28.9 percent.
— Although web-application developers are among the 10 best entry-level jobs, computer operators have the grimmest job outlook, with 22.8 percent of jobs in the field projected to be cut by 2026.
Best Entry-Level Jobs
1. Systems Engineer
3. Electrical Engineer
4. Hardware Engineer
5. Web Applications Developer
6. Health, and Safety Engineer
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7. Electronics Engineer
8. Certified Nursing Assistant
9. Industrial Engineer
Worst Entry-Level Jobs
100. Sheetmetal Mechanic
101. Refinery Operator
102. Automotive Mechanic
103. Aircraft Painter
104. Building Inspector
105. Tool and Die Maker
108. Floor Assembler
For the full report, please visit: wallethub.com/edu/best-entry-level-jobs