The Top 25 Entry-Level Jobs with the Highest Demand
It’s a strange time to be entering the job market. While the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, news of a looming recession continues to grow. Still, it seems companies are hiring.
Indeed recently analyzed job data and ranked the top 25 entry-level roles (defined as 0-3 years of work experience) with the highest demand. The rankings are compiled across two categories: entry-level jobs requiring a college degree and jobs where no degree is required.
TOP 25 ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS (DEGREE REQUIRED)
Among jobs where a college degree is required, sales representatives, transportation coordinators, and quality auditors had the highest demand. Overall, the top 25 jobs pay at least $40,000 on average.
“The top 25 entry-level jobs that require a degree reflect a diverse range of industries and roles, each with its own set of specialized skills and requirements,” according to Indeed. “However, many of these roles share common themes, such as a focus on coordination, management, sales, health care, engineering and technology.”
While tech and healthcare roles continue to be in high demand, other jobs such as sales and coordination roles made the list as well.
“Seven jobs on this list are coordination jobs—administrative-heavy positions that teach valuable skills which are often necessary in more senior positions,” according to Indeed. “The skills that an entry-level worker can learn as a coordinator include organization, time management, communication, problem-solving and attention to detail. Since most industries offer coordinator positions, they can be an excellent way to break into an industry and get an idea of what other positions are available.”
TOP 25 ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS (NO DEGREE REQUIRED)
For entry-level jobs where no college degree is required, inventory managers, auto body technicians, and environmental health and safety specialists ranked the highest.
This ranking is of particular importance for a number of reasons. Currently, just under 65% of the U.S. adult population doesn’t have a four-year degree. And, in recent years, a growing number of employers have reduced or even eliminated college degree requirements in many job applications.
Among entry-level jobs where no college degree is required, technical skills are highly sought after.
“The most salient patterns include high demand for technical skills, as well as positions relating to management and coordination, customer service, health care, and natural resource management,” according to Indeed.
Sources: Indeed, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, United States Census Bureau
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