This time of year, college graduates from all over are eagerly searching for entry level positions in their respective fields or otherwise to jump-start their careers. Some graduates, however, may be faced with limitations in their job search pending their residential locations, ability or willingness to relocate for potential prospects, lack of flexibility in job choice, or lack of awareness of openings in the fields of their choosing.
For those graduates that are willing to explore and see what’s out there, Monster.com has provided insight on the top jobs for new grads—from sales to computer mathematics—and where you can obtain these jobs, from the stretches of California to the bustling state of New York.
You may be surprised to discover that currently the top entry level jobs for graduates include sales, health care practitioners, office and administrative support, transportation and material moving, and computers and mathematics.
The number of available sales positions are now nearly 664,000 across the United States.
It may be precisely where you’d guess; most of the current job openings are in some of the country’s major cities in states like California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York.
California tops the list with nearly 7,000 job openings, with New York offering the least amount of openings of the top-five at nearly 3,800.
Senior living solutions company Brookdale Senior Living—with 1,121 retirement communities, 80,000 staff members, and serving some 100,000 residents across the United States—leads the charge on entry level positions with 2,376 current openings. Aflac, Wells Fargo, United Health Group, and Bankers Life also have over 1,000 openings for you to look into.
Show Me the Money
Entry level doesn’t have to mean minimal pay. According to Monster.com, a data scientist just starting out can earn as much as $91,800, followed by a trader who can bring in $79,000 straight out of college.
If money is your motivation in seeking employment, technology and science may be the areas you should focus on in college.
For a more detailed breakdown, check out the infographic provided by Monster.com below: