These Are The 10 Best Jobs In Connecticut For Recent College Grads

We used the latest job data to find the best jobs in CT for recent college graduates.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarCollege Grad Jobs, Rankings - 2 years ago

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If you’ve just graduated from college, now’s about the time you’re probably wondering–what next?

For most of you, the answer will be simple: find a job. And for many of you, the answer will be: find any job. Because we’ve all heard the horror stories of graduating and the pickings being slim, we’ve decided to go ahead and save you some trouble.

After some research and number crunching, we’ve determined the 10 best jobs for recent college grads in Connecticut. Here they are:

  1. Computer Repairman
  2. Computer Engineer
  3. Counselor
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Job Coach
  6. Case Manager
  7. Resident Advisor
  8. Database Administrator
  9. Web Developer
  10. IT Specialist

We know what you’re thinking–epic consultant? Really?

You’ll want to keep reading to find out just how we came up with this list and why each job made the cut. Yes, even epic consultant.

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How we determined the best entry level jobs in Connecticut

We’ve been talking to a lot of recent college graduates recently, so we have a pretty good sense of what they want in their first job. Their list normally goes in something like this order:

  1. ANY JOB!! (Availability of jobs)
  2. Location
  3. Pay
  4. Potential for growth
  5. Work life balance

Lucky for everyone, there’s data available from various sources for ech of the items on this list. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data on pay by location, each state’s Department of Labor compiles job growth statistics, and ONet Online, another government source, has data on job requirements.

We combined data from each of these sources to produce a master database that contains information for every profession. Specifically, we looked at the following criteria:

  • Location quotient. A measure of how common a job is a given state.
  • Only for jobs in Connecticut that require a college degree.
  • Average annual entry level salary .
  • Projected growth as an industry over the next 10 years.

By limiting the dataset to only those jobs that require a bachelors degree, we were left with 29 jobs to rank.

We then ranked each job on each criteria from 1 to 29 with 1 being the best.

Next, we took the average of each job’s rankings to create a “Job Score”.

Finally, we ranked every job’s “Job Score” from 1 to 29 with 1, again, being the best.

One Job Please

Just graduating from college can be a scary time–but don’t forget, it’s also exciting. You have so many options, so many jobs to pick (or not pick! Go travel!), and so many choices! The world is your oyster, and with this list, so is the job market.

Below is a more detailed look at the best jobs for recent college graduates in the Constitution State.

Detailed List Of The Best Entry Level Jobs In Connecticut For Recent College Grads

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Epic Consultant 23.83% $59,880 9,770
2 Process Engineer 8.67% $58,420 4,640
3 Counselor 18.4% $28,320 3,860
4 Business Analyst 15.51% $53,680 13,850
5 Job Coach 17.05% $26,960 3,020
6 Case Manager 12.36% $25,400 9,090
7 Resident Advisor 20.62% $19,680 2,340
8 Database Administrator 9.46% $48,380 1,620
9 Web Developer 25.47% $36,900 2,020
10 Systems Administrator 9.63% $57,020 4,100
11 Animator 4.55% $40,490 1,380
12 Programmer -8.16% $53,500 4,730
13 Credit Analyst -2.14% $51,440 1,370
14 Legal Assistant 6.76% $33,040 5,840
15 Cytotechnologist 1.54% $52,540 2,630
16 Sales Representative 6.65% $42,990 5,770
17 Network Technician 12.07% $51,670 1,300
18 Estimator 9.63% $41,750 2,390
19 Insurance Agent 6.18% $33,900 8,250
20 Recruiter 7.85% $39,100 6,320
21 Instructor 13.68% $19,490 3,990
22 Coach 5.1% $19,360 5,980
23 Kindergarten Teacher 1.71% $44,890 1,780
24 Event Coordinator 7.76% $34,340 1,250
25 Laboratory Technician 7.73% $31,470 1,950
26 Camp Counselor 6.98% $19,230 5,520
27 Pastor 8.19% $28,240 2,510
28 Interior Designer 3.85% $24,390 1,080
29 Account Executive -0.54% $24,460 1,850

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