Another class of college seniors will be graduating in just a couple of weeks and entering the workforce, with many likely taking entry level jobs in order to work their way up to their dream gig. But the truth is, not all entry level jobs are equal. While some have great starting salaries, others pay you next to nothing, and while others will give you plenty of responsibility, some may just have you pushing papers.
So, what are the best entry level jobs out there? Well, WalletHub set out to discover just that, comparing 109 entry-level positions based on 13 key metrics, including median starting salary, projected job growth by 2026, median tenure with employer and more.
Topping the list is a Systems Engineer, which earns a total score of 78.90 out of 100, landing at number two for immediate job opportunity. In fact, Engineers in general seem to be a good career move, with the seven of the Top Ten spots going to some sort of engineering position.
Top Ten Best Entry Level Jobs
Web Applications Developer
Environmental Health and Safety Engineer
Certified Nursing Assistant
On the flipside, Welder ranks dead last on the list, earning only a 33.54 out of 100, and ranking 103 for job hazards and 100 for growth potential.
Ten Worst Entry Level Jobs
Tool and Die Maker
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