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

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

  1. Computer Repairman
  2. Statistician
  3. Cytotechnologist
  4. Network Technician
  5. Database Administrator
  6. IT Specialist
  7. Laboratory Technician
  8. Programmer
  9. Credit Analyst
  10. Event Coordinator

We know what you’re thinking–computer repairman? 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 computer repairman.

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How we determined the best entry level jobs in Missouri

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 Missouri 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 32 jobs to rank.

We then ranked each job on each criteria from 1 to 32 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 32 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 Show Me State.

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

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Epic Consultant 22.17% $55,640 14,050
2 Estimator 7.59% $35,050 5,530
3 Cytotechnologist 10.82% $40,690 3,380
4 Network Technician 6.83% $35,390 3,910
5 Database Administrator 8.9% $43,310 3,550
6 Systems Administrator 6.73% $44,020 9,200
7 Laboratory Technician 13.33% $22,270 4,590
8 Programmer -6.72% $44,560 8,050
9 Credit Analyst 9.38% $42,330 1,400
10 Event Coordinator 13.97% $25,320 2,610
11 Counselor 13.07% $25,110 2,250
12 Web Developer 26.5% $32,470 2,530
13 Pastor 16.41% $29,410 1,490
14 Community Health Worker 15.97% $19,440 1,380
15 Insurance Agent 10.2% $19,970 12,640
16 Job Coach 6.88% $25,190 2,950
17 Tax Examiner -13.73% $28,540 1,760
18 Process Engineer 4.47% $53,240 3,970
19 Business Analyst 9.63% $43,210 7,970
20 Interior Designer 1.99% $25,830 1,540
21 Legal Assistant 5.71% $26,950 5,370
22 Recruiter 3.69% $33,790 9,560
23 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist -2.15% $66,360 1,820
24 Instructor 15.85% $17,270 4,750
25 Director 12.31% $26,470 3,010
26 Kindergarten Teacher 4.71% $31,940 2,670
27 Mental Health Technician 1.38% $21,000 2,940
28 Sales Representative 5.02% $33,670 5,650
29 Camp Counselor 9.44% $16,740 7,650
30 Case Manager 12.9% $18,020 7,350
31 Coach 5.51% $16,840 5,170
32 Account Executive -0.74% $18,580 2,700

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