Engineers dominate the list of best entry-level jobs for recent graduates, according to a WalletHub report.
Generation Z is overtaking the workforce, with 61 million Gen Zers currently in the job market, according to a recent LinkedIn report. As more Gen Zers graduate from college and flood the enterprise, these young professionals will be searching for the most lucrative entry-level job positions, according to a WalletHub report released on Monday.
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To help point recent graduates in the right direction, WalletHub compared more than 100 entry-level occupations across three main areas: Immediate opportunity, growth potential, and job hazards.
The report identified the following 10 jobs as the best entry-level positions for recent grads, many of which are in the tech industry:
- Electrical engineer
- Systems engineer
- Environmental, health, and safety engineer
- Hardware engineer
- Web applications developer
- Electronics engineer
- Industrial engineer
- Operations research analyst
Engineers clearly dominate the list of top entry level jobs. These professionals also dominate the list of most in-demand tech jobs in Silicon Valley, according to a recent Indeed report.
At the other end of the spectrum, WalletHub named the following jobs the worst entry-level positions of 2019:
- Sheetmetal mechanic
- Building inspector
- Aircraft painter
- Tool and die maker
- Automotive mechanic
- Floor assembler
For advice on how to recruit and retain a college graduate, check out this TechRepublic article.
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