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Bachelor Degree Entry Level Careers and Jobs (jobs after undergraduate degree)

Explore Careers and Jobs Predominantly Filled by Those with a Bachelor Degree, having 1 year or less of work experience - All On One Page

Sorted by median annual U.S. salary, including % with Bachelor's Degree, and % with 1 year experience (or less).


This page will take you through 4 steps, relative to an Bachelor's Degree, to (1) Select an entry-level career, (2) Find active job listings, (3) Prepare for the career you chose, and (4) Provide web resources specific to the career you chose.

Step 1: Select a Career: You will be presented with a listing of Bachelor's Degree entry-level careers. 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 careers below
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply browse the list of careers. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover entry-level careers that might be of interest.

Once you have identified a career of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as you wish. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the career you selected. 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, professional associations, current job listings for the job selected along with multiple similar job titles, and related careers (related to what they do, what they know, and what they're called).

Step 4: Career-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 career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career

Scroll through the picklist (below). These are entry level jobs (1 year or less work experience) related to the Bachelor's Degree level, with at least 30% of job holders having a Bachelor's Degree. - 91 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 - Sorted by Annual Salary -(scroll and Select) :
Listed: Career Title (% having Bachelor's Degree) / (% having less than 1 year experience) / (Median Annual U.S. Salary)

Water Resource Specialists / (50.00%) / (36.37%) / ($137,940)
Nuclear Engineers / (88.89%) / (66.67%) / ($116,140)
Actuaries / (87.50%) / (49.99%) / ($111,030)
Chemical Engineers / (81.82%) / (59.09%) / ($108,540)
Photonics Engineers / (52.38%) / (34.79%) / ($103,380)
Atmospheric and Space Scientists / (50.00%) / (55.00%) / ($99,740)
Materials Scientists / (38.10%) / (33.33%) / ($99,460)
Materials Engineers / (52.38%) / (38.09%) / ($95,640)
Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers / (90.00%) / (45.00%) / ($94,240)
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers / (40.62%) / (53.13%) / ($93,580)
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers / (56.66%) / (40.00%) / ($92,620)
Environmental Engineers / (72.73%) / (40.91%) / ($92,120)
Computer Programmers / (88.04%) / (40.18%) / ($89,190)
Manufacturing Engineers / (76.00%) / (34.61%) / ($88,950)
Transportation Engineers / (90.91%) / (54.55%) / ($88,570)
Water/Wastewater Engineers / (69.57%) / (50.00%) / ($88,570)
Radiation Therapists / (37.54%) / (42.76%) / ($86,850)
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors / (41.45%) / (38.87%) / ($86,650)
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists / (39.13%) / (73.92%) / ($86,280)
Operations Research Analysts / (30.00%) / (45.00%) / ($86,200)
Geographers / (43.48%) / (72.73%) / ($85,430)
Molecular and Cellular Biologists / (34.62%) / (38.46%) / ($85,290)
Agricultural Engineers / (80.77%) / (42.31%) / ($84,410)
Microbiologists / (65.22%) / (43.48%) / ($84,400)
Hydrologists / (43.48%) / (45.46%) / ($84,040)
Financial Examiners / (95.66%) / (47.83%) / ($81,430)
Chemists / (87.80%) / (50.90%) / ($79,300)
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers / (44.97%) / (30.56%) / ($78,560)
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists / (77.28%) / (33.33%) / ($76,340)
Registered Nurses / (55.92%) / (37.83%) / ($75,330)
Critical Care Nurses / (50.00%) / (60.71%) / ($75,330)
Acute Care Nurses / (39.29%) / (71.42%) / ($75,330)
Credit Analysts / (95.00%) / (30.00%) / ($74,970)
Food Scientists and Technologists / (65.22%) / (31.83%) / ($73,450)
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health / (69.92%) / (34.30%) / ($73,230)
Insurance Underwriters / (73.33%) / (40.00%) / ($71,790)
Commercial and Industrial Designers / (67.92%) / (32.87%) / ($71,640)
Environmental Compliance Inspectors / (75.00%) / (40.00%) / ($71,100)
Government Property Inspectors and Investigators / (39.34%) / (49.63%) / ($71,100)
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists / (31.50%) / (56.99%) / ($68,380)
Film and Video Editors / (65.10%) / (32.92%) / ($67,250)
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers / (50.00%) / (42.31%) / ($67,120)
Chemical Plant and System Operators / (36.27%) / (34.85%) / ($65,960)
Geodetic Surveyors / (55.00%) / (30.00%) / ($65,590)
Dietitians and Nutritionists / (63.33%) / (30.00%) / ($63,090)
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education / (67.34%) / (52.91%) / ($62,870)
Energy Auditors / (36.36%) / (31.82%) / ($62,860)
Adapted Physical Education Specialists / (71.43%) / (76.18%) / ($62,820)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School / (73.75%) / (42.02%) / ($62,460)
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School / (82.73%) / (67.96%) / ($62,320)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School / (80.62%) / (56.90%) / ($62,270)
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products / (33.89%) / (36.34%) / ($62,070)
Special Education Teachers, Middle School / (53.05%) / (51.64%) / ($61,820)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool / (63.43%) / (60.73%) / ($61,400)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education / (84.39%) / (68.46%) / ($60,940)
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education / (77.30%) / (58.18%) / ($60,810)
Forensic Science Technicians / (39.37%) / (51.53%) / ($60,590)
Real Estate Brokers / (45.33%) / (36.44%) / ($60,370)
Fish and Game Wardens / (79.35%) / (45.27%) / ($58,040)
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education / (86.20%) / (75.61%) / ($57,860)
Music Therapists / (84.62%) / (65.38%) / ($57,310)
Interior Designers / (90.47%) / (45.00%) / ($57,060)
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists / (88.03%) / (43.28%) / ($55,690)
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents / (40.54%) / (30.36%) / ($55,640)
Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors / (52.22%) / (39.65%) / ($55,350)
Graphic Designers / (61.54%) / (42.32%) / ($53,380)
Paralegals and Legal Assistants / (39.10%) / (58.58%) / ($52,920)
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators / (35.12%) / (42.16%) / ($52,340)
Interpreters and Translators / (54.72%) / (35.52%) / ($52,330)
Insurance Sales Agents / (46.90%) / (72.73%) / ($52,180)
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians / (72.05%) / (33.89%) / ($51,630)
Airfield Operations Specialists / (50.86%) / (50.32%) / ($51,330)
Statistical Assistants / (61.28%) / (36.94%) / ($50,360)
Exercise Physiologists / (59.09%) / (50.00%) / ($50,280)
Chemical Technicians / (43.74%) / (47.59%) / ($49,820)
Social Science Research Assistants / (54.32%) / (46.58%) / ($49,210)
Child, Family, and School Social Workers / (68.66%) / (36.21%) / ($48,430)
Recreational Therapists / (88.00%) / (53.84%) / ($47,710)
Desktop Publishers / (38.70%) / (45.93%) / ($47,560)
Tax Preparers / (31.82%) / (45.46%) / ($44,300)
Cargo and Freight Agents / (30.75%) / (74.53%) / ($43,770)
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping / (33.81%) / (30.88%) / ($43,250)
Loan Interviewers and Clerks / (38.26%) / (36.81%) / ($41,370)
Proofreaders and Copy Markers / (47.30%) / (47.90%) / ($41,140)
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants / (32.66%) / (88.96%) / ($39,530)
Rehabilitation Counselors / (55.86%) / (55.52%) / ($37,530)
Coaches and Scouts / (48.89%) / (33.27%) / ($36,330)
Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary / (57.32%) / (66.98%) / ($36,250)
Social and Human Service Assistants / (40.46%) / (60.58%) / ($35,960)
Residential Advisors / (31.29%) / (65.91%) / ($31,190)
Recreation Workers / (61.96%) / (40.14%) / ($28,440)

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