Navigating the job market right after college can be incredibly overwhelming, especially when you're not at all certain what sort of career you want. Sometimes all it takes is the promise of a seemingly decent salary to get you excited and on track. But what sort of gigs are recent grads and other newbies to the job market most interested in these days?
To find out, the folks at Indeed crunched some numbers and determined the most popular entry-level jobs at the moment.
The new list of popular gigs among people first entering the workforce was compiled by the analytics team at Indeed, and culled by looking at how many entry-level job-seekers (e.g., those with one to five years experience) clicked on a given job title on their site between February and June of this year, compared to how many non-entry job seekers also clicked on that position during the same time fram. Then, they ranked them to find the 15 most popular for 2018.
At the top of the list right now by a fairly wide margin is Junior Mechanical Engineer, followed by Junior Java Developer and Computer Aided Engineer (CAE). Here's what other jobs made the cut, along with their average annual salary.