The 15 most popular jobs for graduates according to Glassdoor
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The 15 most popular jobs for graduates according to Glassdoor

The 15 most popular jobs for graduates according to Glassdoor

Once you’ve slogged through years as a bachelor-level student, finding a job after university can seem like the biggest challenge of all.

So what are the most popular jobs for fresh grads entering the workplace? Given your major, where might you end up?

Job search and employer rating website Glassdoor’s analysts last year looked at tens of thousands of resumes and identified the most common jobs graduates in the United States hold in the first five years after leaving uni.

It was also able to ascertain the most common majors depending on positions, as well as the median base salary for various roles. Here they are:

1. Sales Associate

Median Base Pay: $38,000

Top Majors: Business, English, Political Science

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2. Research Assistant

Median Base Pay: $28,855

Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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3. Teaching Assistant

Median Base Pay: $20,000

Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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4. Intern

Median Base Pay: $30,000

Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics

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5. Administrative Assistant

Median Base Pay: $40,000

Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications

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6. Account Manager

Median Base Pay: $50,000

Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications

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7. Social Media Manager

Median Base Pay: $44,000

Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations

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8. Software Engineer

Median Base Pay: $90,000

Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology

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9. Case Manager

Median Base Pay: $37,000

Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice

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10. Data Analyst

Median Base Pay: $60,000

Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics

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11. Engineer

Median Base Pay: $70,500

Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering

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12. Marketing Coordinator

Median Base Pay: $43,000

Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations

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13. Web Developer

Median Base Pay: $60,960

Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy

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14. Financial Analyst

Median Base Pay: $64,453

Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting

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15. Operations Manager

Median Base Pay: $59,000

Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management

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