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Explore Careers and Jobs Predominantly Filled by Those with a Bachelor's Degree, having 1 year or less of work experience

This page will take you through 4 steps to select an occupation, find job listings, prepare for a career in that field, and provide job-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Job: You will be presented with a listing of occupations. The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of occupations below
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply browse the list of occupations. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.

Once you have identified an occupation of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a job above, you will see three links that will lead you (in a separate browser tab) to find specific job and internship listings.

Step 3: Prepare For a Job: In this section you will see one or more links to a career pathway. This pathway(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 2. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different job.

Click on a link and you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for a career in this field. Information includes core and supplemental duties, general and specific work activities, knowledge required, skills required, preparation required, educational requirements, work experience required, local salary information, certifications, links to find a job, similar job titles (with links to jobs), occupations with similar capabilities and interests (starting a career), and occupations with similar skills and Experience (changing a career).
Step 4: Job-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that will provide detailed (updated) links to occupational information specific to the Job you selected. This information includes:
Occupational Profiles: Provides resources that can help you to identify which occupation might be a great fit for you.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Cover Letters: Sources that can help you to draft an appropriate cover letter during the job hunt.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Salary Data: Sources that can provide detailed salary and wage data.
Raises: Advice is provided on how to negotiate a raise with your current employer.
Jobs: Directs to job banks and resources. There are many options available to identify job openings.
Classifieds: Provides links to job classifieds, often broken down by specific industry.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
Career Change: There are many issues involved when planning a career change process, and these resources will help.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.
Career Path: Various resources to help you explore the career path related to your selected occupation.

1) Select a Job

Scroll through the picklist (below). These are entry level jobs (1 year or less work experience) related to your educational level, with at least 30% of job holders having a Bachelor's Degree. - 113 specific occupations are listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will then get links to active job listings for that specific occupation, and detailed resources to help you prepare a career path (ladder).
You can use this form two ways:
1) Enter a Keyword - As you enter a keyword, you will filter (limit) the listing to those occupations that contain the keyword entered
2) Browse the list (Don't enter a keyword) - You can simply browse the list of occupations. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.

Enter a Keyword (filter the list below)
OR - leave blank and scroll through the choices:



Select a Job Title (scroll and Select) :
Listed: Job Title / (% with Bachelor's Degree or less) / (% with less than 1 year experience)

Cytotechnologists / (100.00%) / (80.77%)
Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers / (96.55%) / (39.28%)
Cytogenetic Technologists / (92.31%) / (34.62%)
Transportation Engineers / (90.91%) / (54.55%)
Interior Designers / (90.47%) / (45.00%)
Orthoptists / (89.48%) / (60.00%)
Nuclear Engineers / (88.89%) / (66.67%)
Computer Programmers / (88.04%) / (40.18%)
Recreational Therapists / (88.00%) / (53.84%)
Chemists / (87.80%) / (50.90%)
Actuaries / (87.50%) / (49.99%)
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists / (86.41%) / (36.41%)
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education / (86.20%) / (75.61%)
Music Therapists / (85.71%) / (66.07%)
Landscape Architects / (85.71%) / (44.44%)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education / (84.39%) / (68.46%)
Financial Examiners / (84.00%) / (60.00%)
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School / (82.73%) / (67.96%)
Chemical Engineers / (81.82%) / (59.09%)
Agricultural Engineers / (80.77%) / (42.31%)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School / (80.62%) / (56.90%)
Fish and Game Wardens / (79.35%) / (45.27%)
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education / (77.30%) / (58.18%)
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists / (77.28%) / (33.33%)
Manufacturing Engineers / (76.00%) / (34.61%)
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers / (74.07%) / (33.33%)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School / (73.75%) / (42.02%)
Insurance Underwriters / (73.33%) / (40.00%)
Food Scientists and Technologists / (73.08%) / (72.00%)
Range Managers / (72.18%) / (30.50%)
Environmental Engineering Technicians / (72.05%) / (33.89%)
Copy Writers / (71.91%) / (37.13%)
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health / (69.92%) / (34.30%)
Adapted Physical Education Specialists / (68.76%) / (49.98%)
Child, Family, and School Social Workers / (68.66%) / (36.21%)
Computer Hardware Engineers / (68.18%) / (40.91%)
Commercial and Industrial Designers / (67.92%) / (32.87%)
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education / (67.34%) / (52.91%)
Broadcast News Analysts / (67.17%) / (37.66%)
Soil and Water Conservationists / (66.67%) / (38.10%)
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School / (66.02%) / (83.18%)
Microbiologists / (65.22%) / (43.48%)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool / (63.43%) / (60.73%)
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists / (62.92%) / (53.10%)
Recreation Workers / (61.96%) / (40.14%)
Dietitians and Nutritionists / (61.90%) / (31.82%)
Graphic Designers / (61.54%) / (42.32%)
Statistical Assistants / (61.28%) / (36.94%)
Biochemical Engineers / (60.00%) / (40.00%)
Appraisers, Real Estate / (60.00%) / (30.00%)
Water Resource Specialists / (58.62%) / (37.93%)
Graduate Teaching Assistants / (57.32%) / (66.98%)
Auditors / (57.14%) / (66.66%)
Biomedical Engineers / (56.66%) / (40.00%)
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians / (56.40%) / (67.96%)
Geodetic Surveyors / (55.00%) / (30.00%)
Architectural Drafters / (54.59%) / (61.83%)
Social Science Research Assistants / (54.32%) / (46.58%)
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers / (54.17%) / (37.51%)
Materials Engineers / (53.84%) / (30.77%)
Producers / (53.15%) / (31.03%)
Special Education Teachers, Middle School / (53.05%) / (51.64%)
Geological Sample Test Technicians / (52.38%) / (61.90%)
Photonics Engineers / (52.38%) / (34.79%)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors / (52.22%) / (39.65%)
Freight and Cargo Inspectors / (50.73%) / (36.50%)
Atmospheric and Space Scientists / (50.00%) / (55.00%)
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers / (50.00%) / (42.31%)
Web Developers / (50.00%) / (33.33%)
Coaches and Scouts / (48.89%) / (33.27%)
Mapping Technicians / (48.22%) / (57.06%)
Environmental Engineers / (48.15%) / (40.73%)
Proofreaders and Copy Markers / (47.30%) / (47.90%)
Insurance Sales Agents / (46.90%) / (72.73%)
Tutors / (46.16%) / (48.00%)
Real Estate Brokers / (45.33%) / (36.44%)
Critical Care Nurses / (45.00%) / (30.00%)
Airfield Operations Specialists / (44.41%) / (33.16%)
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors / (43.77%) / (38.45%)
Accountants / (43.60%) / (30.15%)
Geographers / (43.48%) / (72.73%)
Hydrologists / (43.48%) / (45.46%)
Quality Control Analysts / (43.16%) / (64.17%)
Exercise Physiologists / (42.85%) / (35.71%)
Credit Counselors / (41.94%) / (46.87%)
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors / (41.45%) / (38.87%)
Online Merchants / (41.29%) / (37.80%)
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents / (40.54%) / (30.36%)
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists / (40.00%) / (72.00%)
Forensic Science Technicians / (39.37%) / (51.53%)
Government Property Inspectors and Investigators / (39.34%) / (49.63%)
Acute Care Nurses / (39.29%) / (71.42%)
Paralegals and Legal Assistants / (39.10%) / (58.58%)
Hearing Aid Specialists / (38.98%) / (54.41%)
Loan Interviewers and Clerks / (38.26%) / (36.81%)
Radiation Therapists / (37.54%) / (42.76%)
Energy Auditors / (36.36%) / (31.82%)
Chemical Plant and System Operators / (36.27%) / (34.85%)
Computer Operators / (36.06%) / (31.08%)
Respiratory Therapy Technicians / (35.99%) / (57.58%)
Materials Scientists / (35.42%) / (50.00%)
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators / (35.12%) / (42.16%)
Physician Assistants / (35.00%) / (45.00%)
City and Regional Planning Aides / (35.00%) / (30.00%)
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers / (34.49%) / (39.89%)
Loan Officers / (33.96%) / (31.71%)
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping / (33.81%) / (30.88%)
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants / (32.66%) / (88.96%)
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists / (31.50%) / (56.99%)
Residential Advisors / (31.29%) / (65.91%)
Recycling Coordinators / (30.11%) / (34.83%)
Tax Preparers / (30.00%) / (68.43%)
Operations Research Analysts / (30.00%) / (45.00%)

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