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Just getting out of school and ready for your first job? To take stock of the first-timer employment landscape, WalletHub compared more than 100 different types of entry-level positions based on 13 key metrics.

The data set ranges from median starting salary to projected job growth by 2026 to median tenure with employer.

Key takeaways:

— Tax attorneys have the highest median starting salary, $96,247, which is 5.9 times higher than that of a college teaching assistant, the job with the lowest at $16,314.

— Employee-relations specialists have the highest income growth potential, 6.2, which is 3.4 times higher than that of a bank teller, the job with the lowest at 1.8.

— Benefits administrators have the longest median tenure with their employers, 6.3 years, which is two times higher than that of a certified occupational therapist assistant, the job with the shortest at 3.1 years.

— Certified occupational therapist assistants have the highest projected job growth by 2026, 28.9 percent.

— Although web-application developers are among the 10 best entry-level jobs, computer operators have the grimmest job outlook, with 22.8 percent of jobs in the field projected to be cut by 2026.

Best Entry-Level Jobs

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1. Systems Engineer

2. Engineer

3. Electrical Engineer

4. Hardware Engineer

5. Web Applications Developer

6. Health, and Safety Engineer

7. Electronics Engineer

8. Certified Nursing Assistant

9. Industrial Engineer

10. Architect

Worst Entry-Level Jobs


100. Sheetmetal Mechanic

101. Refinery Operator

102. Automotive Mechanic

103. Aircraft Painter

104. Building Inspector

105. Tool and Die Maker

106. Carpenter

107. Boilermaker

108. Floor Assembler

109. Welder

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