We already know what fields are hiring grads like crazy.
But what roles are recent grads flocking to after college?
Job site Glassdoor recently released a list of the most common job titles that college grads hold in the first five years of their professional lives. The results are all based on Glassdoor’s research from April 2017.
The median base pay for each title is based on anonymous salary reports on the site from the last two years by US-based employees with five or fewer years of work experience.
Here are the roles that grads are gravitating toward:
Tutors give private lessons to students covering various academic disciplines.
Top majors: English, Spanish, and physics
Median base pay: $36,000
19. Customer service representative
Customer service representatives provide assistance to customers and handle complaints.
Top majors: Criminal justice, sociology, and history
Median base pay: $35,000
18. Substitute teacher
Substitute teachers teach classes on a temporary basis, usually filling in for teachers on leave.
Top majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
Median base pay: $25,000
17. Pharmacy technician
Pharmacy technicians work directly with pharmacists, often performing both administrative and pharmaceutical duties.
Top majors: Biology, anthropology, and health sciences
Median base pay: $32,000
16. Lab technician
Lab technicians perform tests and help researchers in medical and scientific laboratories.
Top majors: Biology, chemistry, and biochemistry
Median base pay: $39,000
15. Operations manager
Operations managers oversee the production of goods and services.
Top majors: Business, sports management, and hospitality management
Median base pay: $59,000
14. Financial analyst
Financial analysts assess and provide insight on financial conditions for clients or organizations.
Top majors: Finance, economics, and accounting
Median base pay: $64,453
13. Web developer
Web developers design and launch websites.
Top majors: Computer science and engineering, information technology, and philosophy
Median base pay: $60,960
12. Marketing coordinator
Marketing coordinators organize and oversee various aspects of marketing campaigns.
Top majors: Marketing, communications, and public relations
Median base pay: $43,000
Engineers design, build, and maintain structures and systems.
Top majors: Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and civil engineering
Median base pay: $70,500
10. Data analyst
Data analysts scrutinize and interpret data for businesses.
Top majors: Mathematics, information technology, and economics
Median base pay: $60,000
9. Case manager
Case managers typically work in healthcare, law, and social work, and organize and coordinate services on behalf of an individual case.
Top majors: Psychology, nursing, and criminal justice
Median base pay: $37,000
8. Software engineer
Software engineers program and test computer software.
Top majors: Computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and information technology
Median base pay: $90,000
7. Social media manager
Social media managers monitor their company’s social media feed and run social media marketing campaigns.
Top majors: Communications, English, and public relations
Median base pay: $44,000
6. Account manager
Account managers are assigned to work with certain clients or customers on behalf of their company.
Top majors: Business, marketing, and communications
Median base pay: $50,000
5. Administrative assistant
Administrative assistants provide administrative support to individuals and businesses.
Top majors: Business, psychology, and communications
Median base pay: $40,000
Interns receive training and temporary employment in various white collar roles.
Top majors: Psychology, finance, and economics
Median base pay: $30,000
3. Teaching assistant
Teaching assistants help teachers in the classroom in elementary schools, high schools, or higher education.
Top majors: Computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering
Median base pay: $20,000
2. Research assistant
Research assistants help out with academic research, usually on a temporary basis.
Top majors: Electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, and mechanical engineering
Median base pay: $28,855
1. Sales associate
Sales associates primarily help sell a company or organization’s products or services.
Top majors: Business, English, and political science
Median base pay: $38,000
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