What Are the Best Entry Level Jobs?

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What are the best jobs for someone just starting their career? The answer is that it depends. One size obviously doesn't fit all when it comes to what is considered a "best" job. It's very personal.

The Best Entry Level Job for You

The best entry level job for you will depend on your unique combination of interests, skills, values, personality traits, and goals. The level of education that you have attained or plan to acquire is another important factor.

 The best jobs for individuals with a high school, college or professional degree will all vary.

Jobs That Start You Up the Career Ladder

In general, good entry level jobs will provide a springboard to more responsible, satisfying or lucrative positions along your career path. When considering entry level job offer, it is critical to ask yourself what skills you will acquire in that role, what interests you will test and who you will meet and impress.

Part of defining the best entry level job for you is knowing the type of organizational culture that fits your style. Are you looking for a fast paced, action packed environment, a competitive or cooperative atmosphere or a laid back culture?

You can decide how important starting salary is with your decision matrix, just make sure you consider other factors and aren't blinded by dollars. Here's a sample list of entry level jobs that might include the best one for you:

List of the Best Entry Level Jobs

  • Account Coordinator
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Advertising Sales Assistant
  • Allocation Analyst
  • Assistant Media Buyer
  • Assistant Media Planner
  • Auditor
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Buyer Trainee
  • Carpenter Apprentice
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consulting Analyst
  • Copywriter
  • Credit Analyst
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician Apprentice
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Event Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Graphic Designer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • HVAC Apprentice
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Analyst
  • Junior Accountant
  • Junior Chemist
  • Junior Engineer
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Patient Representatives
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Physics Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Plumber Apprentice
  • Programmer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Publicity Assistant
  • Recruiting Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Research Technician
  • Retail Management Trainee
  • Sales Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Trainee
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Software Engineer
  • Special Educator
  • Training Specialist
  • Truck Driver Apprentice
  • Underwriter
  • Underwriter Assistant
  • Web Applications Developer