The Most Common Jobs For US College Graduates – And How to Get Them

January 31, 2018

See where and what the class of 2017-18 is up to, as well as how much they make.

Amazon is taking over the world. Or, at least, the young American workforce.

This past year, Amazon hired twice as many recent U.S. college graduates than any other company, according to LinkedIn data. Other big hirers of recent U.S. college graduates were the accounting firm EY, technology giant Oracle and defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

Here’s the full list:

The Most Popular Companies Among Recent U.S. College Graduates

  1. Amazon
  2. EY
  3. Oracle
  4. Lockheed Martin
  5. Insight Global
  6. IBM
  7. Vanguard
  8. Enterprise Holdings
  9. Deloitte
  10. Accenture

Okay, great. But what did these people actually get hired to do? How much did they make? And, most importantly, how do you get those jobs?

The Most Popular Jobs Among Recent U.S. College Graduates

Here’s a list of the six most common jobs among new graduates in America, coupled with salary data, job openings and LinkedIn Learning courses that teach them.

1. Software engineer

2. Administrative Assistant

3. Account Executive

4. Recruiter

5. Financial Analyst

6. Marketing Coordinator

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