The 14 most popular jobs for graduates (are all available right now on CareerBeacon)

In just a few months, a brand new crop of college and university graduates will be entering the job market. Many will be looking for their first professional job. What will they end up doing?

Of course, careers are winding and unpredictable paths and new positions are being created as traditional roles evolve with changing technology. So, there is no telling where your first job will take you. But we can look at the data on where you’ll get your start. A recent study has found the most common jobs that post-secondary grads hold within the first few years of leaving school – based on what subjects they studied.

While that is interesting in its own right, a quick search of CareerBeacon reveals that we have openings for all of those positions available now. So, here are the most common jobs for new grads, the median Canadian salaries, and where to find them.

1. Sales Associate
Median salary of $31,000 CAD
Top field of study: Business, English, Political Science

Sales Associate jobs available now on CareerBeacon.

2. Research Assistant
Median salary $47,840 CAD
Top field of study: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

See Research Assistant jobs.

3. Teaching Assistant
Median salary $47,840 CAD
Top field of study: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Browse Teaching Assistant jobs.

4. Administrative Assistant
Median salary $45,000 CAD
Top field of study: Business, Psychology, Communications

See job openings for Administrative Assistants.

5. Account Manager
Median salary $64,480 CAD
Top field of study: Business, Marketing, Communications

Account Manager jobs available now.

6. Social Media Manager
Median salary $59,425 CAD
Top field of study: Communications, English, Public Relations

Social Media Manager jobs.

7. Software Engineer
Median salary $90,000 CAD
Top field of study: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology

Check out these Software Engineer job openings.

8. Case Manager
Median salary $68,640
Top field of study: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice

Case Manager positions available on CareerBeacon.

9. Data Analyst
Median salary $72,500
Top field of study: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics

Data Analyst job postings.

10. Engineer
Median salary $81,500 CAD
Top field of study: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Engineer job openings available now.

11. Marketing Coordinator
Median salary $59,425 CAD
Top field of study: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations

Job openings for a Marketing Coordinator.

12. Web Developer
Median salary $57,720
Top field of study: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy

Apply for these Web Developer jobs

13. Financial Analyst
Median salary $69,325 CAD
Top field of study: Finance, Economics, Accounting

Financial Analyst job postings

14. Operations Manager
Median salary $80,000
Top field of study: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management

See these Operations Manager jobs available now.

The median salaries quoted here are from Statistics Canada for all of Canada. Wages can vary widely by province and region; you can find more detailed data for your specific area on their Explore Careers page.

See the full study from the user-generated career content site, Glassdoor.

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