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

We used the latest job data to find the best jobs in GA 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 Georgia. Here they are:

  1. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  2. Database Administrators
  3. Management Analysts
  4. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  5. Computer Systems Analysts
  6. Web Developers
  7. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  8. Multimedia Artists and Animators
  9. Sales Engineers
  10. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

We know what you’re thinking–airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers? 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 pilot.

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How we determined the best entry level jobs in Georgia

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 Georgia 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 39 jobs to rank.

We then ranked each job on each criteria from 1 to 39 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 39 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 Peach State.

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

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 15.57% $56,420 8,980
2 Database Administrators 13.43% $49,970 6,080
3 Management Analysts 14.69% $43,770 32,870
4 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 18.51% $36,830 6,850
5 Computer Systems Analysts 24.57% $42,330 21,900
6 Web Developers 29.25% $43,520 4,330
7 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 18.38% $39,430 6,120
8 Multimedia Artists and Animators 11.4% $33,730 3,030
9 Sales Engineers 9.64% $43,130 2,730
10 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 0.98% $58,890 5,150
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 6.62% $35,250 1,610
12 Computer Network Support Specialists 9.31% $36,640 7,280
13 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 10.79% $46,770 11,500
14 Technical Writers 16.67% $42,760 1,260
15 Computer Programmers -1.33% $50,350 11,160
16 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 23.24% $23,670 6,470
17 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 12.09% $25,470 59,440
18 Industrial Engineers 9.04% $51,680 6,270
19 Human Resources Specialists 10.93% $30,360 16,340
20 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 11.98% $32,730 9,160
21 Cost Estimators 15.57% $30,580 5,790
22 Insurance Sales Agents 12.13% $23,700 14,790
23 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 13.27% $27,020 2,560
24 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 24.58% $26,370 1,470
25 Credit Analysts 5.21% $39,900 2,020
26 Community Health Workers 34.48% $18,770 1,560
27 Recreation Workers 14.04% $16,470 13,160
28 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 18.85% $18,390 13,240
29 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents -4.08% $26,950 2,350
30 Statistical Assistants -14.17% $20,710 2,060
31 Advertising Sales Agents 4.31% $25,620 7,500
32 Commercial and Industrial Designers 5.94% $39,730 1,070
33 Interior Designers 5.88% $26,360 1,980
34 Social and Human Service Assistants 19.95% $17,430 9,440
35 Surveyors 3.64% $32,400 1,140
36 Residential Advisors 8.33% $16,520 3,250
37 Coaches and Scouts 12.84% $17,810 4,130
38 Clergy 0.0% $26,500 5,750
39 Directors, Religious Activities and Education -0.77% $17,700 18,000

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