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With a slew of college graduates entering the work-force, what jobs are (and aren't) worth applying for?



WalletHub compared 109 entry-level positions and ranked them.



See if a job you applied for makes the 25 best entry-level jobs.



For more information on the methodology, see slide 26.



Note: Jobs with an 'I' next to them indicate an entry-level position.

#25: Geophysicist I
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Total Score: 55.96

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 39

Growth Potential Rank: 35

Job Hazards Rank: 51

#24: Biomedical Engineer I
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Total Score: 56.17

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 68

Growth Potential Rank: 12

Job Hazards Rank: 38

#23: Secretary I
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Total Score: 56.34

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 13

Growth Potential Rank: 97

Job Hazards Rank: 4

#22: Network Engineer I
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Total Score: 56.51

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 8

Growth Potential Rank: 16

Job Hazards Rank: 75

#21: Financial Analyst I
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Total Score: 56.54

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 7

Growth Potential Rank: 22

Job Hazards Rank: 69

#20: Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
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Total Score: 56.71

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 42

Growth Potential Rank: 46

Job Hazards Rank: 27

#19: Writer I - Web
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Total Score: 57.09

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 70

Growth Potential Rank: 11

Job Hazards Rank: 25

#18: Consumer Loan Officer I
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Total Score: 57.60

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 50

Growth Potential Rank: 28

Job Hazards Rank: 8

#17: Attorney I
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Total Score: 57.76

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 9

Growth Potential Rank: 1

Job Hazards Rank: 93

#16: Industrial Engineer I
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Total Score: 57.80

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 27

Growth Potential Rank: 50

Job Hazards Rank: 38

#15: Aerospace Engineer I
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Total Score: 58.07

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 33

Growth Potential Rank: 29

Job Hazards Rank: 38

#14: Certified Nursing Assistant - Nursing Home Salaries
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Total Score: 58.92

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 25

Growth Potential Rank: 56

Job Hazards Rank: 24

#13: Chemical Engineer I
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Total Score: 59.54

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 28

Growth Potential Rank: 19

Job Hazards Rank: 38

#12: Electronics Engineer I
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Total Score: 59.88

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 22

Growth Potential Rank: 39

Job Hazards Rank: 36

#11: Designer I - Web
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Total Score: 59.9

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 40

Growth Potential Rank: 13

Job Hazards Rank: 16

#10: Architect I
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Total Score: 60.39

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 16

Growth Potential Rank: 15

Job Hazards Rank: 57

#9: Training Specialist I
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Total Score: 60.61

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 2

Growth Potential Rank: 42

Job Hazards Rank: 80

#8: Software Engineer I
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Total Score: 60.98

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 4

Growth Potential Rank: 26

Job Hazards Rank: 79

#7: Safety Technician I
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Total Score: 61.58

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 6

Growth Potential Rank: 38

Job Hazards Rank: 61

#6: Electrical Engineer I
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Total Score: 61.75

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 14

Growth Potential Rank: 43

Job Hazards Rank: 36

#5: Environment, Health and Safety Engineer I
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Total Score: 63.54

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 10

Growth Potential Rank: 23

Job Hazards Rank: 38

#4: Web Applications Developer I
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Total Score: 63.85

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 20

Growth Potential Rank: 13

Job Hazards Rank: 18

#3: Safety Representative I
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Total Score: 66.80

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 1

Growth Potential Rank: 67

Job Hazards Rank: 56

#2: Systems Engineer I
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Total Score: 68.73

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 3

Growth Potential Rank: 50

Job Hazards Rank: 38

#1: Engineer I
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Total Score: 69.67

Immediate Opportunity Rank: 5

Growth Potential Rank: 25

Job Hazards Rank: 38

Methodology
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WalletHub ranked 109 entry-level positions, using 11 metrics, nested in three categories: immediate opportunity, growth potential and job hazards.

The following breakdown is taken directly from WalletHub's methodology:

Immediate opportunity - Total points: 40
Median starting salary: Full weight (~13.33 points)
Number of job openings: Full weight (~13.33 points)
Unemployment rate: Full weight (~13.33 points)
Growth potential - Total points: 40
Projected job growth by 2024: Full weight (~7.27 points)
Income growth potential: Full weight (~7.27 points)
Typical on-the-job training: Full weight (~7.27 points)
Median annual salary: Full weight (~7.27 points)
Median tenure with employer: Half weight (~3.64 points)
Occupation viability score*: Full weight (~7.27 points)

Job Hazards - Total points: 20
Number of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 employees in past three years: Full weight (~10.00 points)
Typicality of working for than 40 hours per week: Full weight (~10.00 points)

*This metric measures the probability of a certain occupation being replaced with a computer.