2017’s Best & Worst Entry-Level Jobs, According To WalletHub

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"In order to find the best and the worst first-timer jobs, Wallethub’s analysts compared 109 entry-level positions based on 12 key metrics that fit into three main categories – Immediate Opportunity (40 points), Growth Potential (40 points) and Job Hazards (20 points).","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"Top 10 Entry-Level Jobs","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"
  • Engineer I
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  • Systems Engineer I
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  • Architect I
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  • Web Applications Developer I
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  • Electrical Engineer I
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  • Safety Representative I
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  • Training Specialist I
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  • Software Engineer I
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  • Electronics Engineer I
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  • Chemical Engineer I
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  • Sheetmetal Mechanic I
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  • Machinist I
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  • Carpenter I
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  • Aircraft Painter I
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  • Automotive Mechanic I
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  • Tool and Die Maker  I
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  • Plumber I
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  • Boilermaker I
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  • Floor Assembler I
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  • Welder I
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  • Tax attorneys have the highest median starting salary, $93, 899, which is 5.8 times higher than that of a college teaching assistant.
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  • Benefits administrators have the longest median tenure with their employers, 6.3 years, which is two times higher than that of a certified occupational-therapy assistant.
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  • While web-application developers and software engineers are among the top 10 entry-level jobs, computer operators have the grimmest job outlook, with 19 percent of jobs in the field projected to be cut by 2024.
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