There’s no such thing as a free lunch, so, let’s cut to the chase right away — our list of 12 easiest jobs to get right out of college is basically an answer to what major is the best to get a job, or what are the best college degrees for employment. We could also change the name to the best jobs for college grads with no experience. Because if you graduate in any of the majors we have in mind, your future is secure! You can bet on it with your salary money.
After all, the hard work invested in studying and partying during college (you alone will know the exact ratio of these two), the time has come for all the toil to pay off finally. We’d say the best job for the fresh graduate is the one that requires no previous experience whatsoever. After all, how are you to gain any experience if you don’t work anywhere? Luckily for you, some of these jobs are in such constant need of new employees they’ll take you on as soon as you take off your graduation robes!
As a future or a newly graduate, you must have tons of questions, and we have the answers! What is a good salary right out of college? Any salary that is close to median salary for the occupation is an excellent one. As you’ll realize by watching some examples in your surrounding, a good salary is any salary that you get while doing what you had studied for. A plethora of trainees out there are working for free just so that they could add some experience to their CV. In case you want to know which are the highest paying careers for college graduates, check out College Choice’s college careers list. What can you do with a bachelor’s degree? Well, you can boast about it. Jokes aside, the jobs from our list don’t necessarily require a masters degree. As for highest paid bachelor degree jobs, we can confirm that a biomedical engineer, applied mathematician, sales manager, a nuclear engineer, electrical engineer, chemical engineer, aerospace engineer and petroleum engineer can one day be paid over $100,000 for their expertise (as told by The Best Schools). This probably reveals all the mystery about the highest paying majors for 2016. However, if you fancy surprises, check what we have in store for you!
And let’s see how we got to that easy part of getting hired. If you’ve just graduated, we hope your majors correspond to some of the jobs from our list. If you’re about to enroll, feel free to use this list as your navigator – according to the forecasts, the demand for these jobs is going to rise steadily in the years to come. Therefore, as you have already noticed, we defined “easiest jobs” as “jobs with the lowest unemployment rate,” or “jobs with best outlook for the future.” Our starting point was MSN‘s list with college majors with the lowest unemployment rate. However, there was the tricky part. One major can provide you with several options, i.e., careers. For that reason, we researched what jobs you can apply for with those majors, and what the job outlook for the future looks like. For instance, even if in the MSN’s list the majors were equal, once we compared the demand for the workers in the market, it was easier to discern which job deserved the higher position. Recruiter, Learn, Job Comet, Study and Bureau of Labor Statistics were extremely helpful with the information. As for the jobs of a farmer, rancher and agricultural manager, we had to omit them since the future up to 2024 isn’t so bright – a decline of 2% is expected, which is completely opposite to all the other jobs which are all expected to increase. Last but not the least, we’re also giving you an average annual salary for each occupation. The data was collected from the mentioned sources and Salary website, but the US Bureau of Labor Statistics was taken as the primary source.
If you’re reading this because you feel dissatisfied with your current job, take a look at our 12 Easy Career Changes that Pay Well (who can afford to do another boring and low-paid job?). And for all New Yorkers out there, here are 8 Easiest Jobs to Get in NYC.
Now, let’s get down to business and see which are 12 easiest jobs to get right out of college!
12. Court reporter
Average annual salary: $56,940
And now you’re imagining an old lady typing at the stenotype machine, right? You couldn’t be more wrong! That lady could be you! Why not? This is a job in which you won’t have a huge salary discrepancy between a male and female worker. Despite the advances in technologies, the chances are this workplace is never going to be occupied by a machine. The reason being that there are certain things only a human being can do, such as asking the witness to speak louder, or to repeat something. As you can see, a judge isn’t the only person with some power in the courtroom.
By the way, a bachelor’s degree isn’t a must, but it definitely sets you apart from the other candidates.