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

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarCollege Grad Jobs, Rankings - 1 year 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 Florida. Here they are:

  1. Management Analysts
  2. Web Developers
  3. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  4. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  5. Credit Counselors
  6. Cost Estimators
  7. Insurance Sales Agents
  8. Database Administrators
  9. Computer Systems Analysts
  10. Interior Designers

We know what you’re thinking–management analysts? 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 business analyst.

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How we determined the best entry level jobs in Florida

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 Florida 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 44 jobs to rank.

We then ranked each job on each criteria from 1 to 44 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 44 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 Sunshine State.

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

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Management Analysts 27.85% $39,460 63,990
2 Web Developers 37.36% $34,120 12,170
3 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 24.51% $45,960 12,650
4 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 24.18% $74,670 4,930
5 Credit Counselors 24.85% $29,980 4,120
6 Cost Estimators 32.32% $31,210 17,400
7 Insurance Sales Agents 19.13% $33,070 51,060
8 Database Administrators 20.54% $47,240 8,100
9 Computer Systems Analysts 33.65% $47,310 26,530
10 Interior Designers 25.53% $23,760 7,080
11 Technical Writers 28.7% $40,270 2,780
12 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 18.1% $32,770 26,160
13 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 26.2% $23,230 8,670
14 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 16.34% $33,280 25,630
15 Psychiatric Technicians 20.35% $19,870 8,930
16 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 17.11% $48,600 19,710
17 Computer Network Support Specialists 21.05% $32,550 11,100
18 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 25.73% $25,450 6,010
19 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 13.58% $32,820 12,460
20 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 27.72% $18,440 23,590
21 Human Resources Specialists 17.76% $32,070 35,070
22 Community Health Workers 29.96% $21,040 2,950
23 Surveyors 15.38% $30,770 3,300
24 Film and Video Editors 27.59% $22,050 2,220
25 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 29.07% $24,720 7,770
26 Commercial and Industrial Designers 23.08% $39,970 1,120
27 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates -6.38% $106,160 1,320
28 Sales Engineers 16.85% $51,960 2,080
29 Recreation Workers 18.53% $17,550 29,100
30 Multimedia Artists and Animators 18.18% $35,110 2,860
31 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents -2.39% $26,470 4,500
32 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 6.92% $53,520 5,870
33 Credit Analysts 11.49% $41,140 3,590
34 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 16.53% $24,600 1,410
35 Advertising Sales Agents 5.36% $23,080 14,340
36 Computer Programmers 0.24% $41,860 12,580
37 Residential Advisors 20.93% $17,550 6,470
38 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 14.19% $20,560 12,390
39 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 16.78% $28,380 1,670
40 Industrial Engineers 13.69% $38,470 10,550
41 Clergy 15.07% $26,080 11,910
42 Rehabilitation Counselors 14.23% $25,110 3,130
43 Social and Human Service Assistants 14.53% $21,960 14,190
44 Coaches and Scouts 15.91% $18,860 8,160

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