Popular job website Glassdoor recently compiled a list of the most common jobs that graduates hold in the first five years of their career but which jobs do graduates really want?
Here are the 20 jobs that graduates really want:
1) Tutoring – Many students want to work as tutors who give private lessons to students. The median starting pay for this job is £28,000.
2) Customer service representatives – This role is extremely common in today’s world, and it seems that many customer service representatives are graduates. The median starting pay for this job is £35,000.
3) Substitute teacher – This role may be popular because it is more flexible than a standard teaching role. The median starting pay for this job is £25,000.
4) Pharmacy technician – This role would have individuals working along with pharmacists, assisting them with their day-to-day work. The median starting pay for this job is £27,000.
5) Lab technician – This job involves helping researchers to perform scientific and medical tests. It is likely that you will need to study biology, chemistry or biochemistry to work in this field, with the median starting pay £30,000.
6) Operations manager – This job involves overseeing the completion of various tasks, and the median starting pay is £45,000.
7) Financial analyst – This job is ideal for anyone who is studying finance or economics. The median starting pay is £50,000.
8) Web developer – This job involves creating and launching websites, with the median starting pay £47,000.
9) Marketing coordinator – This role involves working with marketing campaigns, and the median starting pay is £33,000.
10) Engineer – Working as an engineer is still a popular job. The median starting pay is £54,500, which is pretty good!
11) Data analyst – If you want to analyse data for a living, the median starting pay is £46,500.
12) Case manager – This role is normally based in law, social or healthcare work, and the median starting pay is £38,500.
13) Software engineer – This job involves testing and programming computer software, with the median starting pay £70,000.
14) Social media manager – This job may be on the list due to the huge demand for people who work with social media. The median starting pay is £34,000.
15) Account manager – This role requires working with clients for a larger company, with the median starting pay £39,000.
16) Administrative assistant – This role requires individuals to complete admin tasks for businesses and companies. The median starting pay is £31,000.
17) Intern – Interns learn as they work for a business or company. The median starting pay is £23,000, although this can vary massively.
18) Teaching assistant – Teaching assistants work in both primary schools and high schools, and the median starting pay is £15,500.
19) Research assistant – Research assistants help with academic research, and the median starting pay is £22,000.
20) Sales associate – Sales associates work with companies to sell products, with the median starting pay £29,500.
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