The next generation of workers is graduating from college and entering the workforce. If you are part of the current graduating class, you may be wondering what kind of entry-level positions are out there. For recent grads in Texas, these are some of the top entry-level jobs to take into consideration.
Jobs in the tech industry are steadily growing. As a software engineer, you may be able to find work in a variety of different industries. Some of the United States’ top companies are hiring software engineers too. Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and IBM are just a few of the brand names searching for recent graduates to fill software engineer jobs. Salaries for software engineers average around $83,000 per year, which is high for a recent grad. The pay will vary, depending on the industry and employer as well.
Another great entry-level job for graduates in Texas is that of a salesperson. Sales jobs often get a bad rap, but they can lead to rewarding careers. You build valuable skills in entry-level sales jobs that can transfer to other positions in the future. Performing in a sales role can help you learn to communicate with other people, receive feedback, and have good listening skills. Almost every industry and company in existence has a need for people willing to do sales. The average salary for entry-level employees with the title of salesperson land around $31,100. This number can vary widely because the compensation for sales made will vary from job to job.
Accountants are needed in every industry. After all, every business has to track its finances and understand what drives the success of the company. New graduates can get jobs as entry-level accountants earning around $48,000. If you want to pursue a CPA, you may need a master’s degree or equivalent education.
Project managers are also in high demand. These positions can usually be done remotely, so if your dream job involves working from home, this is a great place to start. Some employers will prefer that you spend a few years as an administrative assistant or office assistant. You may also be required, in some cases, to receive project management certification. Your job as a project manager can lead you to work with many different people and will earn you around $57,500 per year. If you get certified as a project manager, you can make more than $90,000 annually.
Administrative assistant jobs can be a great stepping stone in your career. As mentioned above, some employers will prefer that you have experience as an administrative assistant before pursuing work as a project manager. Admin assistants are generally good communicators and have the ability to multitask. Depending on the role specifications, pay for administrative assistants varies. Starting out, you can expect to earn around $35,400.
This is technically another sales role. However, an account executive is more focused on maintaining current client accounts. Executives are faced with balancing client needs with the resources available to their company. This role takes a little problem-solving ability and starting salaries for account executives are $55,000, on average.
Pursuing a job as a human resource clerk is another great potential opportunity for recent grads. As an HR professional, you will work with the individuals recruiting and staffing your company. You will also have to interact with and work with a variety of different people on a daily basis. HR professionals can expect starting salaries of around $68,000.
Like account executives, account managers mainly focus on maintaining current client relationships. The biggest difference is that account managers may visit clients and travel more than an account executive. These individuals are focused on embracing their current client relationships and looking for new opportunities. Entry-level account manager positions start at $52,900 per year.
The manufacturing industry is booming and machine operators are in high demand. Manufacturing employers often have room for advancement within their companies. Taking an entry-level position as a machine operator may lead to many different opportunities for you in the future. Starting salaries for this role average around $36,000, depending on the company and industry.
There is no shortage of companies looking for financial analysts. These individuals are naturally skilled at math and are able to learn from/analyze data. Great financial analysts can look at the numbers and tell you exactly why they are important. Starting salaries for this job are around $59,300.
Working with a staffing agency like Burnett Specialists can help in your search for the perfect job that will meet your long-term career goals. Our recruiters will take the time to get to know you, what you studied, and what your dream job would be. After getting to know you, we will work to find an entry-level job that suits your needs. Learn more about the opportunities available to candidates who work with us.