The Most Popular Entry-Level Jobs and Companies for College Graduates

November 16, 2016

Looking for your first job out of college? These are the companies hiring the most new grads and the most popular jobs among 2016 grads.

Graduation is fast approaching, and companies have posted millions of internships and entry-level jobs on LinkedIn. But like many students, you may not know how to start looking for a job, or even what your options are.

Our biggest advice is — don’t wait. Build your LinkedIn profile, and get started on your job search today.

Here are the companies that have hired the most U.S. grads in 2016, and the most popular jobs for college grads.

Most Popular Companies for Recent Graduates:

  1. Deloitte

  2. EY

  3. PwC

  4. Amazon

  5. Oracle

  6. Accenture

  7. Target

  8. JPMorgan Chase

  9. Insight Global

  10. Lockheed Martin

Most Popular Entry-Level Jobs and Median Salaries for Recent Graduates:

  1. Account Manager - $50,000

  2. Software engineer - $80,000

  3. Business analyst - $59,000

  4. Customer service representative - $35,000

  5. Administrative assistant - $39,500

  6. Recruiter - $39,200

  7. Consultant - $73,000

  8. Investment Banking Analyst - $85,000

  9. Graphic Designer - $36,000

  10. Staff Accountant - $50,000

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Methodology: To create this list, we looked at the 10 most popular entry-level jobs and companies that 2016 college graduates went into in the U.S. based on LinkedIn profile data of millions of students. Median salaries are the U.S. median of 0-1 year(s) of experience for each role as reported by LinkedIn Salary. The results of this analysis represent the world as seen through the lens of LinkedIn data. As such, it is influenced by how members choose to use the site, which can vary based on professional, social, and regional culture, as well as overall site availability and accessibility.