The 10 Most Popular Jobs for College Graduates

Millions of college students graduate each year, with the expectation of landing their dream job and entering the workforce. While this may be the case for some, very few college grads start their journey near the top of the corporate ladder. Graduates should apply for entry-level jobs that can be steppingstones in their career paths.

Of the many good jobs available to college graduates, the ones with the highest average salaries primarily fall within STEM fields. However, since a bachelor's or master's degree does not guarantee a high starting salary, college grads need to have a well-rounded resume.

"Job prospects are strong for new college graduates, especially those with some experience, whether through internships, volunteering or campus leadership activities," Britton told Business News Daily. "Demonstrating enthusiasm and willingness to learn can help get a hiring manager's attention."

The 10 most popular jobs for college graduates in 2019
To give new college grads a feel for the positions they have the best chances of landing, LinkedIn assembled the Grad's Guide to Getting Hired, which includes a list of the jobs college graduates are most likely to get after leaving school.

These are this year's most popular jobs for college graduates, the estimated number of entry-level job openings and their average salaries:

Software engineer
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 40,000
Median entry-level salary: $83,000
Registered nurse (RN)
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 9,000
Median entry-level salary: $62,400
Salesperson
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 7,000
Median entry-level salary: $31,100
Teacher
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 8,000
Median entry-level salary: $40,000
Accountant
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 2,000
Median entry-level salary: $48,000
Project manager
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 22,000
Median entry-level salary: $57,500
Administrative assistant
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 17,000
Median entry-level salary: $35,400
Account executive
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 10,000
Median entry-level salary: $55,000
Financial analyst
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 4,000
Median entry-level salary: $59,300
Account manager
Number of entry-level roles available in the U.S.: 8,000
Median entry-level salary: $52,900

source: businessnewsdaily.com / 9952-jobs-for-college-graduates.html