15 best paid jobs for recent graduates

Published: Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:58 p.m. MDT

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Median pay: $61,400

Total number of jobs as of 2012: 306,100

Change in available employment as of 2012: 4 percent growth (slower than average)
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Sandy, UT

The list left out chemical/petroleum engineers who would certainly be in the top 2 or 3, if not no. 1. It just goes to show that math and science are key subjects. Engineers tend to give up a lot of social life during college, but are laughing their way to the bank thereafter.

Colorado Springs, CO

Suprised not to see nursing on here. Utah pays nurses poorly compared to the rest of the nation but they still start at about $22/hr. That is in the $45K range and that is with an associates degree! With a BSN and a few years expierence they can make $60k and up.

South Jordan, UT

The number of available jobs for software developers continues to grow at a rate faster than the number of trained developers. Expect to see salaries continue to rise in this field.

Sanpete, UT


Sadly, a BSN degree does nothing for wages. Nobody (at least in Northern Utah) pays more for a higher degree for a regular floor nurse.

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

Didn't see any military jobs listed. Hmmm

Wilmington, DE

What about actuaries? I believe it is around $72,000.

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