The 10 Best Jobs In Nevada For 2017 College Grads

by Chris Kolmar
College Grad Jobs, Rankings - 4 years ago

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If you’re about to graduate from college soon, 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 2017 college grads in Nevada. Here they are:

  1. Cost Estimators
  2. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  3. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  4. Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  5. Web Developers
  6. Industrial Engineers
  7. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  8. Computer Systems Analysts
  9. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  10. Computer Programmers

We know what you’re thinking–cost estimators? 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 estimator.

How we determined the best entry level jobs in Nevada

We’ve been talking to a lot of 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:

  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 each 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 Nevada 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 21 jobs to rank.

We then ranked each job on each criteria from 1 to 21 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 21 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 2017 college graduates in the Silver State.

Detailed List Of The Best Entry Level Jobs In Nevada For 2017 College Grads

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Cost Estimators 36.36% $33,180 2,550
2 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 34.26% $35,180 1,450
3 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 45.0% $35,030 3,190
4 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 36.45% $28,090 1,460
5 Web Developers 43.24% $38,640 1,060
6 Industrial Engineers 114.52% $57,490 1,330
7 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 21.1% $43,500 1,320
8 Computer Systems Analysts 33.33% $46,530 2,560
9 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 25.0% $51,320 1,900
10 Computer Programmers 4.2% $41,700 1,490
11 Insurance Sales Agents 22.8% $25,350 4,040
12 Management Analysts 18.9% $43,480 4,090
13 Advertising Sales Agents 27.38% $31,720 1,070
14 Clergy 32.94% $35,570 1,130
15 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 26.14% $28,390 1,110
16 Human Resources Specialists 20.14% $33,140 3,340
17 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 30.4% $33,060 1,630
18 Coaches and Scouts 15.15% $20,070 1,900
19 Social and Human Service Assistants 28.48% $21,420 1,940
20 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 21.0% $16,650 1,210
21 Recreation Workers 16.76% $18,750 2,020
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