(WMC) - With graduation season upon us, many prospective graduates may be wondering how difficult it might be to get started on their career. Personal-finance website WalletHub released a report on 2017's Best and Worst Entry Level Jobs.
Taking stock of the first-timer employment landscape, WalletHub's analysts compared more than 100 different types of entry-level positions based on 12 key metrics, including starting salaries, income growth potential, number of job openings, median starting salary, and job danger level.
- Systems Engineer
- Web Applications Developer
- Electrical Engineer
- Safety Representative
- Training Specialist
- Software Engineer
- Electronics Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
100. Sheetmetal Mechanic
103. Aircraft Painter
104. Automotive Mechanic
105. Tool and Die Maker
108. Floor Assembler
Tax attorneys have the highest median starting salary, $93,899, which is 5.8 times higher than that of a college teaching assistant, the job with the lowest at $16,077.
Employee-relations specialists have the highest income growth potential, 6.2, which is 3.4 times higher than that of a bank teller, the job with the lowest at 1.8.
Benefits administrators have the longest median tenure with their employers, 6.3 years, which is two times higher than that of a certified occupational-therapy assistant, the job with the shortest at 3.1 years.
Certified occupational-therapy assistants have the highest projected job growth by 2024, 42.7 percent.
You can see the full report here.