Best, Worst Entry-Level Jobs

New survey ranks entry-level positions, from engineering to welding
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
10 Best, Worst First Jobs

With graduation season approaching, WalletHub crunches numbers on the best and worst entry-level jobs. It's not just about starting salary: The overall score for the 109 professions considered also takes into account factors such as immediate opportunities, projected job growth, job hazards, and median tenure with employers. Details:

The best entry-level jobs:

  1. Systems engineer
  2. Engineer
  3. Electrical engineer
  4. Hardware engineer
  5. Web applications developer
  6. Environmental, health, and safety engineer
  7. Electronics engineer
  8. Certified nursing assistant (nursing home)
  9. Industrial engineer
  10. Architect

Worst entry-level jobs:

  1. Sheet-metal mechanic
  2. Refinery operator
  3. Automotive mechanic
  4. Aircraft painter
  5. Building Inspector
  6. Tool and die maker
  7. Carpenter
  8. Boilermaker
  9. Floor assembler
  10. Welder
Click for the full rankings and methodology. (Read more lists stories.)

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