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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
College 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 Wisconsin. Here they are:

  1. Computer Repairman
  2. Programmer
  3. Technician Writer
  4. Chemical Engineer
  5. Sales Representative
  6. Resident Advisor
  7. Database Administrator
  8. Estimator
  9. Business Analyst
  10. Case Manager

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 Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin 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 Badger State.

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

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Epic Consultant 27.68% $46,360 18,680
2 Programmer 13.85% $39,000 7,810
3 Technician Writer 8.84% $39,770 1,600
4 Process Engineer 3.13% $49,360 8,580
5 Sales Representative 11.69% $31,320 45,300
6 Resident Advisor 15.87% $17,870 3,140
7 Database Administrator 13.5% $46,550 2,270
8 Estimator 8.22% $35,960 5,790
9 Business Analyst 14.15% $45,310 13,150
10 Case Manager 11.84% $19,540 14,550
11 Credit Analyst 8.97% $36,350 1,700
12 Web Developer 22.22% $32,090 3,190
13 Sales Engineer 5.56% $52,390 1,330
14 Designer 4.9% $34,600 1,070
15 Cytotechnologist 5.48% $40,970 4,040
16 Network Technician 6.29% $35,500 5,070
17 Mental Health Technician 6.21% $31,950 1,540
18 Camp Counselor 9.86% $16,420 16,270
19 Insurance Agent 10.4% $26,810 9,980
20 Systems Administrator 3.97% $41,680 7,600
21 Instructor 15.82% $17,030 9,810
22 Recruiter 4.34% $33,350 11,540
23 Laboratory Technician 6.69% $31,470 2,870
24 Event Coordinator 13.14% $25,010 2,670
25 Counselor 9.33% $26,340 1,640
26 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist 1.38% $53,460 1,470
27 Coach 4.61% $16,750 10,670
28 Job Coach 12.08% $22,370 1,670
29 Legal Assistant 3.49% $29,420 4,740
30 Interior Designer 2.36% $24,930 1,300
31 Kindergarten Teacher 1.58% $31,660 3,220
32 Account Executive -12.55% $22,770 2,160

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