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Select 1 of the occupations shown below. These are the 26 most common jobs for recent college graduates that require a college degree. There are other jobs in which recent grads are employed, though they do not require a college degree. Those jobs include: retail sales workers, food service workers, hospitality workers and other service sector employment.


Occupation Annual Openings Annual New Grads Degree Requirements Avg Starting Salary
Accountants 40,000 58,000 Undergrad $46,000
Financial and related analysts 1,500 41,000 Undergrad to MS $59,000
Sales representatives 40,000 38,000 AA to Undergrad $48,000
Managers- entry and mid level 150,000 145,000 Undergrad $43,000
Office administration, secretarial and support 230,000 166,000 Undergrad $33,000
HR and related functions 30,000 11,000 Undergrad $41,000
Writers and editors 15,000 94,000 Undergrad $34,000
K - 8 Teachers 80,000 48,000 Undergrad $34,000
Grades 9 - 12 Teachers 10,000 7,000 Undergrad $37,000
Counselor/Social Worker 40,000 35,000 AA to Undergrad $33,000
Designers- product and graphic 30,000 42,000 Undergrad $36,000
Computer support, technical and related 30,000 26,000 AA to Undergrad $44,000
Computer programmers and database related 65,000 66,000 AA to Undergrad $57,000
Engineering Technicians 7,000 17,000 AA to Undergrad $42,000
Engineers 105,000 112,000 Undergrad to MS $56,000
Medical technicians and assistants 50,000 22,000 AA to Undergrad $38,000
Nurses 115,000 119,000 Undergrad $48,000
Physical therapists 5,000 4,000 Undergrad to MS $45,000
Pharmacists 3,000 2,000 MS $64,000
Police, fire and security 50,000 51,000 AA to Undergrad $41,000
Doctors 5,900 5,400 Doctorate $148,000
Scientists 30,000 32,000 MS to PhD $44,000
Lawyers 5,000 58,000 MS $53,000
College Profs 2,000 42,000 PhD $51,000