The Best Entry Level Jobs For 2023

It’s graduation season, which means many new grads across the country will soon be looking for new jobs. The Class of 2023 has an advantage thanks to the labor shortage, but not all opportunities are created equal, especially for those looking for a career, not just a job. A new report from WalletHub about the first-timer job market is here to help.

  • They compared 108 entry-level positions on 12 key metrics in three main areas: Immediate Opportunity, Growth Potential and Job Hazards.
  • WalletHub looked at factors including average starting salary, projected job growth by 2031 and median tenure with an employer.
  • Coming in first is an Engineer, which is number one for Immediate Opportunity.
  • Various types of engineering jobs actually take five of the top 10 spots.
  • On the flip side, coming in dead last is Welder, making it the Worst Entry-Level Job,

Top 10 Best Entry-Level Jobs in 2023

(Check out the full list here)

  1. Engineer
  2. Environmental Health and Safety Engineer
  3. Safety Technician
  4. Landscape Architect
  5. Hardware Engineer
  6. Certified Nursing Assistant
  7. Operations Research Analyst
  8. Electronics Engineer
  9. Web Applications Developer
  10. Software Engineer

The 10 Worst Entry-Level Jobs

  1. Welder
  2. Boilermaker
  3. Automotive Mechanic
  4. Emergency Dispatcher
  5. Mechanical Drafter
  6. Floor Assembler
  7. Architectural Drafter
  8. Policy Processing Clerk
  9. Aircraft Painter
  10. Building Inspector


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